Quiz: 80 Years of the North American B-25 Mitchell

19th August marks the 80th anniversary of the first flight of the North American B-25 Mitchell. To mark the occasion, we've put together a little quiz all about this formidable aircraft to test you on your knowledge!

 

Question 1 of 10

Question 1

In what year was the design request for a new medium bomber - which would ultimately become the B-25 Mitchell - released by the United States Air Corps?

1938
1939
1941
1942

Question 2 of 10

Question 2

What was the name of the US General after whom the B-25 was named?

William "Billy" Mitchell
Benjamin "Ben" Mitchell
Anthony "Tony" Mitchell
Phillip "Phil" Mitchell

Question 3 of 10

Question 3 

What was the makeup of crew members required to operate the B-25H?

 

One pilot, one navigator, one gunner
Two pilots, navigator/bombardier, turret gunner/engineer, tail gunner
One pilot, turret gunner/engineer, radio operator/waist gunner, tail gunner
One pilot, navigator/bombardier, turret gunner/engineer, radio operator/waist gunner, tail gunner

Question 4 of 10

Question 4

Which of the following countries had the most B-25s?

France
Netherlands
Australia
Spain

Question 5 of 10

Question 5

In July 1945, a B-25 crashed into one of the world's most iconic structures. What was it?

The Kremlin
Great Sphinx of Giza
Empire State Building
Great Wall of China

Question 6 of 10

Question 6

Some variants of the B-25 were equipped with the same cannon as the M-4 Sherman tank. What size calibre of round was used in these cannon?

55 mm
60 mm
70 mm
75 mm

Question 7 of 10

Question 7

During the 'Doolittle Raid', which aircraft carrier did the B-25s take off from?

USS Hornet
USS Independence
HMS Courageous
HMS Searcher

Question 8 of 10

Question 8

The F-10 variant of the B-25 was specifically designed for what role?

Torpedo Bombing
Weather Reconnaissance
Dive Bombing
Photo Reconnaissance

Question 9 of 10

Question 9

How many B-25 Mitchells were built?

11,204
9,816
7,896
7,355

Question 10 of 10

Question 10

What aircraft was the B-25 most notably developed into?

North American XB-21
Douglas A-26
North American XB-28
Douglas XB-42

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