B-25J-30 (USSR)

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▂B-25J-30 Mitchell
General characteristics
7 peopleCrew
10.2 tEmpty weight
15.9 tTake-off weight
Flight characteristics
7 500 mCeiling
sec33.4/33.4/31.0Turn Time
115 km/hStalling speed
2 х Wright R-2600-29Engine
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
591 km/hStructural
294 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
1 200 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun2 х Turret
250 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
2 х 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
800 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunTurret
300 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Suspended armament
12 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bombSetup 1
8 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bombSetup 2
8 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
4 х 100 kg FAB-100 (forged) bomb
Setup 3
8 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
2 х 250 kg FAB-250M43 bomb
Setup 4
4 х 250 kg FAB-250M43 bombSetup 5
10 х 50 kg FAB-50 (forged) bomb
1 х 500 kg FAB-500 (welded) bomb
Setup 6
3 х 500 kg FAB-500 (welded) bombSetup 7
1 450 Ge icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 800/4 790/2 070Repair
10 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
160 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
x 2.42 Rp icon.pngReward for battle
This page is about the premium Russian bomber ▂B-25J-30 Mitchell. For other uses, see B-25 (Family).


GarageImage B-25J-30 USSR.jpg

The ▂B-25J-30 Mitchell is a rank III premium Russian bomber with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB) and 4.3 (RB/SB). This aircraft was introduced in Update 1.35. It costs 1,450 Golden Eagles. The B-25J-30 is a lend-lease vehicle for the Soviets and is essentially identical in-game to the USAAF counterpart. The minor differences are the reinforced steel pilot seats and extra armour for the dorsal gunner.

General info

Flight Performance

Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude
Turn time
Rate of climb
Take-off run
 ?  ? 7 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???
Max Speed
(km/h at ?,000 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
Take-off run (meters)
 ?  ? 7 500  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ??.?  ???


Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
Wing-break speed
Gear limit
Combat flap
Max Static G
+ -
591 294  ??? ~?? ~?
Optimal velocities
< ??? < ??? < ??? > ???
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
 ?,??? m  ??? hp  ?,??? hp

Survivability and armour

  • No armour plating
  • No armour glazing
  • Critical components located at the front of aircraft (fuel, pilot, engine, controls)
  • More fuel tanks located in wings near the fuselage


Offensive armament

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Usage in the battles

Manual Engine Control

MEC elements
Mixer Pitch Radiator Supercharger Turbocharger
Oil Water Type
Controllable Not controllable Not controllable Not controllable Separate Not ontrollable Not controllable


Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator
II Compressor Airframe
III Wings Repair Engine
IV Engine Injection Cover

Pros and cons




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In-game description

"North American B-25J-30 Mitchell twin-engine medium bomber/ground-attack aircraft

New armoured pilot seats appeared in the B-25J-25 series. Also, the wing leading edge was reinforced. Beginning with machine No. 44-30111, additional armour was fitted to the upper fuselage to prevent the turret-mounted machine guns from inadvertently hitting the bomber. From aircraft No. 44-30309 on, the Americans provided for the mounting of chemical spray tanks, similar to the Soviet VAPs, on external bomb racks.

The B-25J-30 had T-64 launchers for unguided HVAR missiles installed under the wing panels. The mechanical bomb hoist was replaced with an electric one. The gunsights were upgraded again, and a new high-precision Norden N-9B bombsight was mounted on the aircraft, beginning with No. 44-86793.

Provisions were made for carrying new guided glide bombs from plane No. 44-86692 on. The work to equip the aircraft with such bombs had begun back in 1943. GT-1 glide bombs were actually torpedoes with wings and tail fins. In July 1945, they were used to strike ships at the Japanese ports of Sasebo and Nagasaki. In Sasebo, they managed to damage and set fire to two vessels. The third bomb did not hit its target but dropped on the harbour works.

Although the В-25 had a good flight range, sometimes it was not sufficient, given the size of the Pacific Ocean Theatre. Fuel quantity had to be increased, so B-25s were modified on front-line airfields. Various additional tanks, removed from aircraft of other types, were mounted in the fuselage near the radio set.

A total of 4,318 B-25J aircraft were delivered. 72 more bombers were practically ready when their production was discontinued. Some of those machines were nevertheless completed later. 800 B-25Js of the total number were assembled directly as the ground-attack aircraft version. In addition, North American produced so-called conversion kits, which allowed the aircraft to be quickly converted on a front-line airfield. Thus, the real number of machines flying as the ground-attack aircraft version significantly exceeded the original eight hundred."


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