Academy 1/48 Scale US Army Air Corps B-25G Mitchell “Shark Mouth” – 12290

SKU: ACY12290 Categories: , Tags: , , GTIN: 8809258921295

Description

Academy has released the B-25G Mitchell in 1/48 scale and yes, this is the Accurate Miniatures tooling. These B-25s from Accurate Miniatures remain the best B-25 kits in 1/48 scale. When the B-25G tooling was first developed, it was not released as a full kit, rather it was sold as a conversion to the B-25C/D kit already on the market. Due to popular demand, the B-25G was released as a full kit in early 2005 and remained more-or-less available until the company ceased operations.

To put this kit in perspective, this kit is one of the more detailed models straight out of the box with interior detailing that you’ll never see after assembly. What was nice about these kits is that even with all of that detailing, they were very straightforward builds. When these B-25 kits were first released, they included ballast that slipped into the nose perfectly to keep the aircraft from being a tail-sitter. This feature was deleted when the ‘new’ Accurate Miniatures reissued the B-25s, so the modeler was left to engineer their own ballast solution. The ballast did not return with this release, but there are ballast options on the market now.

Among the features and options in this kit:

Nicely detailed cockpit
Detailed nose gun bay with positionable access cover
Detailed crew positions throughout fuselage though most won’t be seen after assembly
Posable dorsal turret
Choice of tail transparency or tail gun position
Detailed engines
Positionable landing gear
Positionable forward and rear crew entry doors
Detailed bomb bay
Positionable bomb bay doors
Laminate armor on nose
Optional underwing pylons
Armament includes:

2 x 1000 pound bombs
8 x 100 pound bombs
4 x Depth Charges
This release has markings for two examples which are identical to the original 2005 Accurate Miniatures release:

B-25G, 42-64896, 820 BS/45 BG, Marshall Islands, 1944, ‘Little Joe’
B-25G, 42-64758, 9 BG, AAF Tactical Center, Orlando, FL, 1943, Sharkmouth

Brand

Academy

Additional information

Weight 26 oz
Dimensions 22 × 12 × 5 in

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