Doolittle Raider Models
DoolittleRaid.com is please to make available a new B-25B cardmodel specially commissioned for the Doolittle Raiders 65th anniversary. It is presented in the markings of the first aircraft off the Hornet's deck - flown by Jimmy Doolittle
This model's original release is a simple version, with the intention of adding a detail part set, and an additional markings set at a later date. The model was designed with younger modelers in mind and would make a great addition to a school project.
A portion of any profits from this model will go to the Doolittle Raiders Scholarship Fund.
The fine print:
Click the link below to order your model. Cost is $7.00
New downloads available!
Click here to download landing gear for your model - Basic model needed in order to use this addition.
View sample previews of our model below:
This is the Gee Bee model from www.fiddlersgreen.net It is supposed to be a replica of the aircraft that Jimmy Doolittle flew to victory in the 1932 Thompson Trophy race. In my opinion it is a good choice for a beginner card model.
It is available at: http://www.fiddlersgreen.net/AC/aircraft/GeeBee-Racer/geebee.php
Another (harder) Gee Bee Model
This model is also available for free from Rafael C here:
Accurate Miniatures offered a 1/48 scale model of the B-25B complete with decals to build any one of the sixteen planes. I think that the company went out of business, but you can still find the models occasionally on www.ebay.com or at some hobby shops.
There are some details of the Accurate Miniatures B-25B that are not quite right for a Doolittle Raider aircraft. Some "fixes" are available from http://partsrparts.homestead.com/B25Bparts.html
Tamiya has a nice 1/700 kit of the USS Hornet available.
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