Just a few B-25 pictures

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I was very very surprised by how SMALL the bomb bay was. One couldnt
get very much in there
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I loved the Indians; particularly that neat rear stand.
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Gunner Asch on Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:00:55 -0700 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
Well, it was a Medium Bomber.
What is scary is touring a Fort or Liberator (B-17, B24) and realizing that this was Cutting Edge Military Aviation. And the Junker 52 - that's a "small" plane - even compared to the DC-3. "Every seat an aisle seat.."
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When I was at NMU in Marquette there was a girl in my dorm whose boyfriend was the gunner on a B-52 stationed at K.I. Sawyer AFB. She arranged for us to go on a base tour. We got to crawl all over an operational B-52 including sitting in all the cockpit positions. And we got a look into the open bomb bay. It was about as big as a box car in there. Lots of room for all the DuPont explosives.
You see those pictures of B-52's on ARC Light missions over VN unleashing huge strings of bombs.....and then pictures of cratered rice paddies.
Now, with PGM's (precision guided munitions), less room for the bombs is required....because they hardly ever miss what they are aiming at. Dave
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Gunner Asch on Sun, 24 Oct 2010 23:00:55 -0700 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
One of the minor details of the B-25 was that it could be gotten into the air with only a pilot. This fact I learned back in 66/67 when they were filming a war movie on Oahu. During the filing, one night, the pilot got a little drunk, and went to the airport, fired up the B-25 and proceeded to buzz Honolulu and area for a couple hours. It was on the front page of the Star Bulletin. I do believe he probably had a chance to spend some time sleeping it off in the local hoosegow.
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I was blessed/cursed with doing some BDA (bomb damage assessments) from the ground in RVN....it was ......frightening to see the accuracy of the layout..and the effects. up close and personal. Unforgetable. Ever.
When big body parts might include a mostly complete foot sometimes with a boot or sandal still attached. Sometimes.
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