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North American B-25 in detail

Cabin interior

n by Robert Karr


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Perhaps the most differences between the 40's era B-25s and the modern
restorations occur in the cockpit. This particular B-25 has the most
representative WWII instrument panel of any of the ones I have had contact
with- but modern avionics still make their appearance in the
upper-center-left. Also the war time bombers would have had unpadded fuselage
sidewalls painted interior green (or olive drab or zinc chromate- there's some
controversy here).

Photo: Robert Karr

 


This is the left side of nose interior showing bombardier's control panel. The bright
object to the left of the picture is a hanging flak helmet.

Photo: Robert Karr

 


Norden bomb sight.

Photo: Robert Karr

 


Right side of nose interior showing fixed .50 cal machine gun.The one shown
here is a dummy but it's overall shape and size are correct.The object
running along the top of the photo is the bottom of the ammo box.

Photo: Robert Karr

 

Looking forward from waist through crawl space over the bomb bay. The pipe in the roof just right of center is a hand hold.

Photo: Robert Karr

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