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This forum has great informative threads on B-17s, P-40s, P-47s and even P-39s. These threads are loaded with great pictures and research. I was fortunate enough to buy some of the best snap shots of B-25s in flight I have seen. These are not press photos or taken by a professional photographer, but taken by the men fighting the war. That's what makes them special to me.

 

I would really like other members to add pictures they have of the many variants of this amazing air craft. Also any nose art. Let the fun begin.

 

These pictures are of planes in the 310th BG 381st BS taken in the MTO.

 

Keep em' flying

Steve

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I have many more interesting pictures from this group. I really hope others will join in and post pictures of the gunships and para fragging versions. We could gather a lot of information here and learn from each other. That's what I enjoy most for this hobby.

Steve

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<Raises Hand> Can I play?!?!

 

My favorite batch of 25 pictures. Had to get them one at a time. Sweated it out too as they were unmarked and clearly of a variation of the 25 I hadn't come across. Took a while but finally figured out they are of a B25G of the 41st BG modified at the Hawaii Air Depot by removing the cannon nose and adding the 8 gun strafer nose, open waist windows and a single tail gun in an open position. These were the first B-25s over Japan in 45. None had been over Japan since the Doolittle Raid in 42

 

 

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When I started out collecting it had to be B-17 and 8th AAF related. The more I have learned about the war the more I wanted to know about the MTO and PTO. I want snap shots of all types of air craft. Enlarging my scope of interest has sure taught me a lot.

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An anonymous B-25 Crew in training, and some postwar images of 25s used as hacks or trainers. Also one photo of a Marine PBJ1D with a single gun in the tail

 

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Just how many .50s could those models bring into action in a strafe attack?

 

The 8 gun modified G models had ten guns pointing forward. If you notice there is a blister gun pack below the co-pilot window that held two more 50s.

 

The ultimate strafer was the B25J with the 8 gun nose as the top turret was moved forward and could be locked to fire forward and initially there were blister packs on both sides of the fuselage. This meant 14 50s could be aimed forward. In practice however they tended to remove the side pack guns as they were too hard to maintain.

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