Daring and selfless aviator Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle led one of the most important American missions in World War II, the Doolittle Raid. On April 18, 1942, Doolittle — and his co-pilot, Lt. Richard Cole — were one of sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers to set out for Japan with the purpose of attacking factories, refineries, and dockyards, taking refuge in China after its completion. It was one of the turning points in the war and the first in a series of retaliatory strikes after Pearl Harbor.
Made by Air Force 1 Model Company, this 1/72 scale, die cast model — a replica of Doolittle's B-25 bomber — celebrates the historic raid and features engraved surface detail, a glazed nose, cockpit, and rear gunner station, detailed radial engines, rotating propellers, realistic machine guns, and authentic markings. Measures approximately 8¾" long with an 11¼" wingspan.