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Showing posts with label North American B-25 Mitchell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label North American B-25 Mitchell. Show all posts

Saturday, 30 November 2019

[BAPA News] Help !!! Latest news 20191129: Upper turret Bendix for the Mitchell

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Latest news
News 20191129: Upper turret Bendix for the Mitchell
Dear readers,

Great news, we found an extremely rare piece for our B-25: an authentic Bendix A-9 upper turret.

As you know we have the plexiglass dome since the filming of the Catch 22 serie. But to date, in spite of diligent research for several years, it is the only turret that we found which is in a  acceptable conservation state.

As nothing is perfect, this turret is in Australia and it is a bit like everything about our B-25, incomplete but restorable. This turret is particularly interesting because it has one of two ammunition boxes in good condition, which is almost impossible to find.

We are raising funds to buy this turret, bring it back to Belgium and start collecting the missing components and putting it back in good condition.

If you want to participate to this project, help us collect the 5.400 US$ needed : make a donation via the Fondation Roi Baudouin, bank account BE10 0000 0000 0004 04 with the structural communication ***128/2714/00065***.
Any donation of more than 40 euro will be subject to a tax deduction

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Chers lecteurs, chères lectrices

Bonne nouvelle, nous avons trouvé une pièce extrêmement rare pour notre B-25: une authentique tourelle dorsale Bendix A-9.

Comme vous le savez, nous possédons déjà le dôme en plexiglas depuis le tournage de la série Catch 22. Mais à ce jour, malgré plusieurs années de recherches assidues, force est de constater que cette pièce est la seule tourelle trouvée dans un état de conservation acceptable.

Comme rien n'est parfait, cette tourelle se trouve en Australie et ressemble un peu à notre B-25, incomplète mais restaurable. Cette tourelle est particulièrement intéressante car elle possède l'une des deux boîtes de munitions en bon état, ce qui est presque impossible à trouver.

Nous collectons des fonds pour acheter cette tourelle, la ramener en Belgique et commencer la collecte des composants manquants et à les remettre en bon état.

Si vous souhaitez participer à ce projet, aidez-nous à recueillir les 5.400 $US nécessaires: faites un don via la Fondation Roi Baudouin, compte bancaire BE10 0000 0000 0004 04 avec la communication structurelle *** 128/2714/00065 ***.
Tout don de plus de 40 euros fera l'objet d'une déduction fiscale

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Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Voices From the Past | Mitchell Ops on D-Day

Voices From the Past | Mitchell Ops on D-Day
On D-Day (5/6 June) 98 Sqn were to attack railway lines and the airfield near Caen with 1000lb bombs. Lorne MacFarlane was flying Mitchell Mk.II FW253 "F"…
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Wednesday, 4 July 2018

[Motion picture] Catch-22 Remake, Warbirds Over Sardinia

Catch-22 Remake, Warbirds Over Sardinia
After a more than seventy year absence, the breathtakingly beautiful island of Sardinia is once again echoing to the clattering roar of R-2600 radial engines. Sardinia, a semi-autonomous region of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, is hosting a small …
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Sunday, 11 June 2017

[] : B-25 Mitchell Mk.II/III in RAF Service

B-25 Mitchell Mk.II/III in RAF Service
This set contains markings for: 1. Mitchell Mk.II, FV-905, No.226 Sq. RAF 2. Mitchell Mk.II, FW-111, No.226 Sq. RAF 3. Mitchell Mk.II, FV-938, No.98 Sq. RAF 4. Mitchell Mk.II, FW-189, No.98 Sq
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Saturday, 6 May 2017

[Vintage_and_Warbirds_Pictures] Mitchell Monday (Final)

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VIRIN: 100417-F-2907C-1000
Multiple photos were combined to make a panorama of the 17 B-25 Mitchells from across the nation that participated in a formation flyover during the Doolittle Raiders' 68th reunion at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on April 17, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Lance Cheung/Released)
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VIRIN: 100418-F-2907C-144
Heat waves from the ground creates a mirage effect on the view of 17 B-25 Mitchells at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force as they get ready to take off for a formation flyover prior to the Doolittle Raiders Memorial Service in the museum's Memorial Park on April 18, 2010. (U.S. Air Force photo by Lance Cheung/Released)
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Wednesday, 3 May 2017

[Naval Aviation Museum Foundation] : Museum Enews - April 2017

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Doolittle Raid Replica B-25 on Display

The Museum's B-25 Mitchell was recently restored in the markings of the airplane flown by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle. He led the "Doolittle Raiders" off the flight deck of the USS Hornet (CV-8) carrier to bomb Japan on April 18,1942. The restored B-25 is now on display outside the Museum's atrium.

Museum Foundation Symposium: "Power Projection in the 21st Century"

The National Naval Aviation Museum opens its doors for another exciting glimpse into the history and future of Naval Aviation at the Museum Foundation's Annual Symposium, May 10-12. The three-day event will feature a golf tournament on Wed., May 10, followed by panels and special events on Thurs., May 11, and Fri., May 12. Panels are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.

Blue Angel Practice Dates

The Blue Angels will conduct practice sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. most Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the 2017 season. The public is invited to view the practices from the Museum Flight Line. Following most Wednesday practices, members of the Blue Angels visit the Museum to meet fans and sign autographs. Click here to view Blue Angels practice schedule.
April dates: 25, 26*
May dates: 2, 3*, 9, 10*, 16, 17, 30, 31

*Autographs in the Blue Angels Atrium following practice.

New Naval Air Station Entrance

In order to align NAS Pensacola with security directives issued by the Secretary of the Navy, the air station commanding officer has directed that all visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. Click here for directions.

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