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1945 NTH AME B-25J BETTY'S DREAM For Sale in Reno, NV

LIMITED CATEGORY “BETTY’S DREAM” Oshkosh Golden Wrench Award Winner! 668 Hours since ground up restoration completed Dec 1998 by Aero Trader. Aircraft completely disassembled, all components and systems removed. Airframe stripped, media blasted and inspected. Repainted with epoxy tinted to match original.

For Sale$2,695,000
Posted by Courtesy Aircraft Sales Updated 10/22/2020

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Details

  • Status
    For Sale
  • Condition
    Used
  • Year
    1945
  • Make
    NORTH AMERICAN
  • Model
    B25-MITCHELL
  • Reg #
    N5672V
  • Serial #
    10847686
  • Airframe
    5156 hrs
  • Left Engine
    668 hrs SMOH
  • Right Engine
    668 hrs SMOH
  • Yr Exterior
    1998
  • Yr Interior
    1998
  • Special Use
    Military/Warbird, Antique-Classic
  • Location
    Reno, NV
  • External URL

RESTORATION DETAILS:

  • Ground up restoration completed Dec 1998 by Aero Trader
  • Aircraft completely disassembled, all components and systems removed
  • Airframe stripped, media blasted and inspected. Repainted with epoxy tinted to match original
  • Areas showing any evidence of corrosion were either cleaned and treated or parts replaced
  • Reskined as needed
  • Fuel tanks removed, inspected and repaired as needed
  • All new wiring, circuit breakers, plugs and switches replaced
  • Every system and component was inspected, overhauled or replaced as needed
  • New instrument panel was fabricated and overhauled instruments installed
  • Armor plated pilot seats installed
  • New avionics package installed with new wiring and antennas
  • Bendix turrets installed upper and tail
  • Replica guns and ammo installed

SPECS & MISC:

  • WEIGHT: Empty 19,490 lbs, Gross 27,051 lbs,  Useful Load 6,746 lbs
  • WINGSPAN: 67 ft. 6.7 in.
  • LENGTH: 52 ft. 11 in.
  • HEIGHT:16 ft. 9 in.
  • SPEED :Cruise 230 mph Max Speed 300+ mph
  • CEILING:24,200 ft.
  • RANGE: 1,350 miles
  • IFR Certified
  • Gun Nose with 8 .50’s in nose
  • 2 in Top Turret
  • 2 Waist Guns
  • 2 Guns in Tail Turret
  • All Guns are Authentic and have been de-milled
  • Turrets and Gun Sights in Working Condition
  • All Guns have Ammo Boxes and Ammo Belts
  • Oshkosh Golden Wrench Award, Reserve Grand Champion Winner

Make
Model
Hours
left engine
Wright
R-2600-29A
668 hrs SMOH
right engine
Wright
R-2600-29A
668 hrs SMOH

Engine (s):

  • Wright R-2600-29A 
    LH:   668 Hrs SMOH by JRS
    RH:   668 Hrs SMOH by JRS

Propeller(s):

  • 23E50 Three Blade Propeller 6359A-18 Blades
  • LH:   Hours SPOH by San Antonio Propeller (Prop AD Completed Mar. 2016)
  • RH:   Hours SPOH by San Antonio Propeller (Prop AD Completed Mar. 2016)

  • 668 Hours Since Complete Restoration by
  • Aero Trader, Chino, CA (Dec. 1998)    
  • 5156 Hrs SMOH

  • King KMA-24 Audio Panel
  • Dual KX-155 Nav/Comms
  • GPS 150
  • King ADF
  • KT-76A Transponder
  • PS-1000 ICS

Restored to Original WWII radio equipment and furnishings

Interior Last Updated/Refurbished In 1998

“Betty’s Dream” painted in honor of Capt. Charles E. “Pop” Rice, Jr., who became Operations Officer of the 499th Squadron and was assigned to Betty’s Dream in June 1945. Betty’s Dream had taken part in 22 missions and sunk two Japanese Ships.

Exterior Last Painted In 1998

Seller Information

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Name: Sales Dept
Title: Sales
Company: Courtesy Aircraft Sales
Address: 5233 Falcon Rd.
 Rockford, IL 61109
 US

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