B-25J-20

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B-25J-20 Mitchell
b_25j_20.png
AB
RB
SB
General characteristics
Brief
Detailed
4.3/4.3/4.0BR
7 peopleCrew
15.9 tTake-off weight
3.23 kg/sBurst mass
Flight characteristics
7 500 mCeiling
2 х Wright R-2600-29Engine
RadialType
airCooling system
Speed of destruction
591 km/hStructural
294 km/hGear
Offensive armament
6 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gunWeapon 1
2 400 roundsAmmunition
750 shots/minFire rate
Defensive armament
2 x 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 x 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 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombSetup 1
4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 2
8 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bomb
Setup 3
8 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombSetup 4
8 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bomb
Setup 5
4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombSetup 6
10 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bomb
1 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bomb
Setup 7
3 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombSetup 8
Economy
26 000 Rp icon.pngResearch
100 000 Sl icon.pngPurchase
Sl icon.png4 620 / 5 936/3 490 / 4 484/1 590 / 2 043Repair
29 000 Sl icon.pngCrew training
100 000 Sl icon.pngExperts
500 Ge icon.pngAces
142 % Rp icon.pngReward for battle
290 % Sl icon.png340 % Sl icon.png120 % Sl icon.png
Msg-info.png This page is about the aircraft B-25J-20. For other uses, see B-25 (Disambiguation)

Description

GarageImage B-25J-20.jpg


The B-25J-20 Mitchell is a Rank III American bomber with a battle rating of 4.0 (AB) and 4.3 (RB/SB).

General info

Flight Performance

Characteristics
Stock
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,049 m)
Max altitude
(meters)
Turn time
(seconds)
Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run
(meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
421 408 7 500 32.4 33.8 5.4 5.3 750
Upgraded
Max Speed
(km/h at 3,049 m)
Max altitude (meters) Turn time (seconds) Rate of climb
(meters/second)
Take-off run (meters)
AB RB AB RB AB RB
472 444 7 500 29.7 31.0 10.6 7.7 750

Details

Features
Combat flap Take-off flap Landing flap Air brakes Arrestor gear
X X
Limits
Wing-break speed
(km/h)
Gear limit
(km/h)
Combat flap
(km/h)
Max Static G
+ -
591 294 340 ~5 ~2
Optimal velocities
Ailerons
(km/h)
Rudder
(km/h)
Elevators
(km/h)
Radiator
(km/h)
< 300 < 270 < 350 > 330
Compressor (RB/SB)
Setting 1
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
2,000 m 1,500 hp 1,669 hp
Setting 2
Optimal altitude 100% Engine power WEP Engine power
7,000 m 1,350 hp 1,502 hp

Survivability and armour

  • 10 mm steel - front, sides & rear of cockpit
  • 10 mm steel - rim of pilot seats
  • 8 mm steel - below nose gunner
  • 8 mm steel - pilot seats
  • 9.5 mm - bulkhead after of dorsal turret
  • 6.35 mm steel - aft of waist gunners
  • 9.5 mm steel - tail turret

Armaments

Offensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The B-25J-20 is armed with:

  • 2 × 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose-mounted (400 rpg = 800 total)
  • 4 × 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, cheek-mounted (400 rpg = 1,600 total)

Suspended armament

Main article: Suspended armaments

The B-25J-20 can be outfitted with the following ordinance:

  • 12 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 4 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs + 8 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs
  • 8 x 250 lb AN-M57 bombs
  • 8 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs + 2 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 4 x 500 lb AN-M64A1 bombs
  • 10 x 100 lb AN-M30A1 bombs + 1 x 1000 lbs AN-M65A1 bomb
  • 3 x 1000 lb AN-M65A1 bombs

Defensive armament

Main article: Browning M2 (12.7 mm)

The B-25J-20 is defended by:

  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, nose turret (300 rpg)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, tail turret (600 rpg = 1,200 total)
  • 2 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, dorsal turret (400 rpg = 800 total)
  • 1 x 12.7 mm M2 Browning machine gun, 2 x beam turret, (250 rpg = 500 total)

Usage in the battles

The air frame makes this plane a particularly difficult target to bring down, however there are four main blindspots to be considered: Level with the leading edges of the wings, the complete underside, and each side in the rear presented by the twin tail. These are the easiest areas to kill an opposing B-25. With a max speed of 250 MPH under ideal conditions and a max air frame speed of 360 MPH, The B-25 is relatively fast for a bomber, but while climbing, can go no faster than 175 with optimal pitch. The twin engines makes for good acceleration, and allows the plane to get to an airfield to land, given you are at altitude and can maintain airspeed. This plane makes a great strategic bomber, but its wings make for nice large targets. The best way to ward off enemy fighters is to bank in toward them, giving your top gunner a chance to damage them before they can cause any real damage. Always try to fly at treetop level to cover the blindspot on the underside, or fly with bombers that have belly gunners, so you are fully covered. Also try to fly with friendly fighters, as they will prove invaluable to your survival. If you wind up with an enemy fighter or attacker on your tail, reduce engine power and adjust trim so you retain level flight, but give all rear facing gunners the ability to damage your opponent. NEVER FLY IN A STRAIGHT LINE WHILE FENDING OFF ATTACKERS!!!

Manual Engine Control

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

Modules

Tier Flight performance Survivability Weaponry
I Fuselage Repair Radiator Offensive 12 mm SBC-25
II Compressor Airframe New 12 mm MGs MBC-25
III Wings Repair Engine Turret 12 mm
IV Engine Injection Cover New 12 mm MGs (turret) LBC-25

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very effective front facing armament of 6 x 12.7 mm machine guns allows for engaging enemy bombers at the start of the match, or incoming fighters.
  • Durable airframe.
  • Heavy defensive armament on both left and rights sides and especially on the rear.
  • Can provide initial cover for other bombers until fighters reach their altitude.
  • Can be used as both a tactical and strategic bomber.

Cons:

  • The belly of the aircraft is a massive blindspot in the aircraft's defense.
  • Slow.
  • Poor climb rate and energy retention.
  • For the most part, the offensive armament will only be useful in attacking enemy bombers, ground targets, or engaging fighters head-on, as the plane is too unmaneuverable for any real dogfighting of any kind.
  • Steel construction makes this plane particularly heavy, and a small payload limits this plane's ability to be used as a tactical or strategic bomber.
  • The Elevator can be shot off by an enemy plane easily. This can cause it to become uncontrollable in certain situations. However, it can still be controlled by operating flaps, or adjusting engine power.

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