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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:44 am 
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What are your favorite B-25 paint schemes?

Any B-25 markings may be included - regardless if wartime, civilian, or post restoration warbird, etc!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:14 am 
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1. Overall Nonspecular Sea Blue as used on USMC PRJ-1Ds and -1Js.

2. NMF.

3. Some of the 345BG stuff was pretty cool!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:32 am 
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For sure the Planes of the 345Th Bomb Group!
Can't decide if I like the 498th BS or 499th BS better......
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:52 am 
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"Carol Jean" - desert sand over light grey (from the early to mid '80's)...
"Pacific Princess" - in the tri color scheme...


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 11:59 am 
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B-25J 43-27895, "Haulin' A$$" of the 446th BS, 321st BG flying out of Solenzara, Corsica- shot down by flak on 10 Dec 44, 1 EVD, 3 POW, 2 KIA.

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Well purely on the basis of attraction, my favourites would have to be the NMF/Red striped USAF Instrument School scheme:

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Or the multi-coloured Edwards Flight Test Centre scheme:

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Both definately eye-catching.


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I always liked John Stokes "Laiden Maiden". It wasn't an accurate paint job by any stretch, but it was the same name that it had flown in Catch-22 as.

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Surely someone here likes whitewall tires....

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Raiders OD over gray.....with shark mouth and invasion stripes!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:56 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:57 pm 
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I'd like to see one in 50's USAF colors.
BTW: I've always thought TB-25s were that last in service...up until 1959 as multi-engine trainers.
But I was rereading a book which said the last USAF B-25 was a CB-25 retired in 1960.
Anyone have photos of that?

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 8:57 am 
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JohnB wrote:
I'd like to see one in 50's USAF colors.

I'm fond of that scheme as well. NMF with black nacelles. I have my Dad's USAF flight school "yearbook" from '52 or '53 that has a bunch of pics of those. Some great cartoons, too.


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...my favorite civvie B-25 paint scheme...
...Paul Mantz's world-traveling N1203...(SNA 1957-61)

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"Shangrila Lil".

Anyone got any pictures of her?

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What became of the Mantz B-25...?

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