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Charles M. Daniels Collection/SDASM
Charles M. Daniels Collection/SDASM

Oh. My. God. It’s beautiful.

Civilian B-25H N37L. Love the tip tanks and the tail cone. And that tapering cheatline. This photo is from the San Diego Air and Space Museum flickr, and a commenter had the following to say about this gorgeous Mitchell in mufti:

Actually, this is 43-4899 a North American B-25H-10 shown here as N37L. At the time of the photograph, she was equipped as a VIP transport aircraft. There was even a couch in the bomb bay section that when seated, one could look at America through small windows on the port (left) side of the aircraft. It had a galley, captains swivel chairs in the blister windows, as well as a toilet at the very rear of the ship. She was also equipped with Dual Exhausts to make the Wright 2600s quieter for the occupants. She was quite the machine of its day. I believe that the only other B-25 that was modified with an air-stair door on the left side of the fuselage was N10V a B-25H (equipped with a J model nose) that is with the EAA. N37 was last known to be on display at the Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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The museum restored her to WWII spec and livery. For a complete history of this aircraft, click here.

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