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B-25
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Published: October 7, 2015
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B-25 Mitchell bomber at the Reno Air Races, 2015.
Personally, my favorite WWII aircraft.
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madpuffins|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool. That was one of the first advance model kits that I put together. always got too much cement on the clear plastic parts. 
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Mauser712|Hobbyist Writer
The worst was when you had glue on your fingertip and put it right in the middle.  I later got the really thin, brush on glue, and that works a lot better, but you still have to be careful.

Unfortunately, I was a little unfamiliar with the new camera and how to shoot movies with it (It uses a different button) so I missed a chance to record the runup of the engines before it taxied out.  It's an amazing machine, and in beautiful condition.
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jhwood9| Traditional Artist
Beautiful aircraft.  I wonder why the red star, though?

Hard to beat the P-51D Mustang for elegant lines and sheer performance; so much so that some of these airframes are still in use today (70 years after their manufacture).
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Mauser712|Hobbyist Writer
That particular B-25 was part of the lend/lease to Russia, apparently. And has some nose art "Russian to get ya!".
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jhwood9| Traditional Artist
Do you happen to know who owns it?  I know that Paul Allen has been importing and restoring combat-veteran warbirds from all over the world, including the former Soviet states.
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Mauser712|Hobbyist Writer
It's not Paul Allen. (His collection is up near where I work, as is another, but I haven't gone to see them yet). I think it belongs to one of the guys associated with the race itself.
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Probably was lend-lease to the Russians.
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jhwood9| Traditional Artist
I wonder if this airframe was a lend-lease aircraft which was returned from a former Soviet state, or if this is just a unique paint job.
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