B-25 Sandbar Mitchell – May, 2014 Update

The empty bays on the right hand center section where the fuel tanks once sat until their recent removal. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)
The empty bays on the right hand center section where the fuel tanks once sat until their recent  removal. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)
The empty bays on the right hand wing center section where the fuel tanks once sat until their recent removal. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)

Progress has started on disassembling the right side of Sandbar Mitchell’s center section. The team has removed both the front and rear main tanks as well as the right engine nacelle along with the hydraulic and fuel lines.

Jim working on the Sandbar Mitchell. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)
Jim working on the Sandbar Mitchell. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)

The museum has a new volunteer named Jim who has experience working on other WWII aircraft including the restoration of  the Yankee Air Museum’s B-17G “Yankee Lady”. They have also made progress on the static display R-2800 engine, including the removing the front row of cylinders. Once restored to static condition, the engine will be available for sale/trade to help acquire parts and services for the Mitchell.

The R-2600 core. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)
The R-2600 core. (photo via Sandbar Mitchell team)

The team also traveled to Port Clinton, Ohio to pick up their second donated R-2600-29 engine core. The engine appears to the perfect starting point for a fresh overhaul.

There are also new items coming to the Sandbar Mitchell online store! Click HERE to see.
WarbirdsNews will continue to bring news on this fascinating project as soon as it becomes available. Please click HERE to see our previous stories. Please also visit the Sandbar Mitchell Team’s website to find out more about the aircraft’s history and how you too can help the project… Or join their Facebook page.
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