North American Mitchell II bomb load

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North American Mitchell II bomb load

Post by Skarpskytten » 19 Jun 2018 07:53

Does anyone have a good source for the specifications of the North American Mitchell II, i.e. the version used by RAF.

Browsing the Internet I find some claims that the bomb load was 3000 pounds, others that claims it was 4000 pounds, which of these are true? (Maximum load).

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Re: North American Mitchell II bomb load

Post by Bren » 22 Jun 2018 05:55

Mitchell Mk.II series I
6 x 500 lb
6 x 250 lb
12 x 100 lb
1 x 2000 lb

Mitchell Mk.II series II & series III
4 x 1000 lb (plus 8 x 250 lb wings)
6 x 500 lb
6 x 250 lb
12 x 100 lb
1 x 2000 lb
8 x 250 lb wings

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Re: North American Mitchell II bomb load

Post by Skarpskytten » 25 Jun 2018 07:41

Thank you so much, Bren!

What is your source?

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Re: North American Mitchell II bomb load

Post by Bren » 01 Jul 2018 16:21

Official British data cards from (I think) the Ministry of Aircraft Production, all dated 17/7/43.

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Re: North American Mitchell II bomb load

Post by Skarpskytten » 02 Jul 2018 13:50

Bren wrote:Official British data cards from (I think) the Ministry of Aircraft Production, all dated 17/7/43.
As good as it gets!

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