Mitchell Masterpieces 3
Titel
Mitchell Masterpieces 3
Subtitel
An Illustrated History of B-25 Warbirds in Business
Prijs
€ 34,99
ISBN
9789464560664
Uitvoering
Paperback
Aantal pagina's
256
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
22 x 28.5 cm
Onderwerp
Geschiedenis
Categorie
Luchtvaart

Wim Nijenhuis

Mitchell Masterpieces 3

An Illustrated History of B-25 Warbirds in Business

This is the third and final book about the North American B-25 Mitchell in service. The Volumes 1 and 2 of "Mitchell Masterpieces" dealt with the B-25s in military service. In this Volume 3, many B-25s are described which operated in civil service in all different countries.

After the Second World War, the B-25 got a role in civil aviation. Many airplanes were stripped of their armament and other military equipment and often came through auctions in the civilian market. They came in private hands and were deployed for transportation of personnel or goods, for training, fire fighting, agricultural spraying of other purposes. Some were converted into a luxury business plane and some were used in the film industry.

This book should serve as a general view of the companies, organisations and owners and the B-25s they flew. Moreover, the book would not be complete if no attention was paid to the civilian B-25s in the various museums and the warbird circuit. All this is described in detail and provided with about 750 pictures, many of which are in full colour.
Auteur

Wim Nijenhuis

Wim Nijenhuis was a professional technical manager at housing corporations and an enthusiastic model builder of airplanes. Although he has an interest in all two- and four-engine bombers, his favourite aircraft is the B-25 Mitchell. He has written many articles about the bombers in Dutch model and aviation magazines.