B-25J Mitchell

"Russian Ta Get Ya"


Russian Ta Get Ya

  • Manufacturer: North American Aviation
  • Tail Number: N747AF
  • Name: “Russian Ta Get Ya”
  • Model: B-25J Mitchell

Even though it was the most-produced Army Air Forces attack aircraft of WWII, the A-20 Havoc was so quickly replaced by other warplanes that few are left to restore. The Lewis Air Legends Collection is proud to fly what is probably the only airworthy model in existence. A truly international warbird, the A-20 was a dependable attack, light bomber and night fighter designed in 1938 for the U.S. Army Air Corps but also seeing duty in the French, United Kingdom and Soviet air forces. The small bomber, called Boston by the British and Commonwealth air forces but dubbed Havoc by the RAF night fighters, saw action in every theater of the war. The last were produced in 1944, with Douglas having made over 7,000 and Boeing nearly 400. More than half of the A-20s built went into service in other countries. The Lewis Havoc was acquired from the Lone Star Flight museum and restored to full stock military configuration.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Wing Span: 67' 7"
  • Length: 52' 11"
  • Height: 16' 4"
  • Max Speed: 272 mph
  • Gross Weight: 33,510 lbs
  • Power Plant: 2 x Wright R-2600-92 Cyclone radial piston engines
  • Horsepower: 1,700 Ea

ARMAMENT

  • Guns: 12 – 18 x .50 cal machine guns
  • Bombs: 6,000 lbs
  • Rockets: 8 x 5 in. (130mm) HVAR
  • Hardpoints: 2,000 lbs (900kg) and 1 x external Mark 13 torpedo