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B25 Mitchell 5.1

Iconic WWII allied medium bomber

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  1. Joelvb
    Controller or Joystick recommended

    Thanks to Diamondback, B25Mitch and others for helping to revive the B25. Thanks to PrimeTheBomber for letting us use his liveries.
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    New Editions:

    • added flaps
    • new sounds
    • dual engine and variable prop. pitch control
    • bomb and lua tweaks
    • new brake code
    • adjusted flight beheavior
    • introduced livery system
    • fixed exhaust and thermals
    • added fuel tanks with variable amounts of fuel
    • reduced instabilities and overall jbeam rework
    • added stall values and adjusted lift and drag
    • added support for generic surface controller
    • added lights back
    INFORMATION (please read before posting questions):

    Spawning

    When spawning look for the motor rpm to stabilize, if they are slowing down hold V to restart the engines. Now you are ready to fly.

    How to fly:

    With the aircraft on the runway, Press M for Setting the flaps to takeoff position. Then Throttle up with T while Holding Z to hold position(Rb when using an Xbox Controller). Release the Brakes when the engine holds a steady Rpm.

    At 180km/h or above, pull up gently and take off. If using an XBox controller, pull the left stick down only half way to avoid a stall. If using a keyboard, tap the down arrow instead of a continuous press.

    The aircraft will try to nose down with the gear extended due to drag. Once above 220km/h, raise the gear by pressing N. When the aircraft reaches 300km/h, it will fly straight and level without input. At speeds above 300km/h negative pitch will be necessary to maintain level flight. Top speed is approximately 450km/h. Avoid full-deflection manoeuvring above 350km/h as this may result in structural damage. Instead, use half-strength control inputs (if using an XBox controller) or tap the controls if using keyboard. If you pull more than 4 G structural weakening will occur, and at 6G your wings will rip off.

    Landing:

    Reduce power to 30% and when reaching 250 Km/h press N to extend the landing gear
    and M for extending the flaps to landing position once. This will slow the aircraft down to around 200km/h. When you are at the landing strip, press G till the engine reaches to 2k rpm to select idle throttle. Pull up to maintain a gradual rate of descent.
    If airspeed falls below 180km/h, press T to increase power, and then G again to resume gliding. Flare before touch down to avoid wheel or gear strut damage. Aim to touch down at 165-180km/h. Once on the runway, press Z once to activate wheel brakes.

    Taxiing:

    Taxiing is accomplished by alternatively pressing T and G to keep speed below 50km/h.Try to avoid long periods of acceleration as the plane reaches high speeds fast. As in real life, there is no nosewheel steering so wheel brakes are essential for turning at low speeds. To make a full 180 degree turn, reduce speed to 10km/h, set idle throttle (G), turn fully to the left or right. The aircraft will pivot on the locked wheel and the nose wheel will caster. After the turn ensure the nose wheel is straight by taxiing forwards a few metres.

    Bombing:

    Select 4x500lb bombs from the Ordinance slot in the Ctrl-W parts menu. Open the bomb bay doors using , and press . to release bombs one at a time. Bombs will arm in mid-air when a certain distance from the aircraft, but may still be close enough to cause damage so ensure sufficient altitude to clear the blast. You can also try skip-bombing by releasing at very low altitude such that the bomb hits the ground before arming and embeds itself in the target from the side. The bomb will then explode after you overfly the target.


    Controls list:
    Starting up/shutting down Motors : V

    Pitch up: down arrow (thumbstick down on XBox controller)
    Pitch down: up arrow (thumbstick up on XBox controller)

    Roll/Yaw left: left arrow (thumbstick left on Xbox controller)
    Roll/Yaw right: right arrow (thumbstick right on XBox controller)

    Throttle : T
    Throttle : G

    Trim up : home key
    Trim down : end key

    Trim toggle mode : delete
    for trimming left and right

    Trim left : (Trim toggle mode) and left
    Trim right : (Trim toggle mode) and right

    Wheel brakes on: Z (toggle)

    Toggle Flaps : M

    Landing lights : O
    Navigation Lights : P

    Left wheel brakes: left arrow (while slowly moving)
    Right wheel brakes: right arrow (while slowly moving)

    Landing gear retract: N
    Landing gear extend: N

    Bomb bay doors open: , (toggle)

    Bomb release: . (1 press = 1 bomb, 2 presses = 2 bombs, etc.) Use the Ctrl-W parts menu to load bombs.

    Enter cockpit view: C (this cycles between pilots seat, nose gunner relative, and chase view)

Recent Updates

  1. B25 Mitchell Hotfix for keyboard users

Recent Reviews

  1. The American Road King
    The American Road King
    4/5,
    Version: 5.1
    Awesome mod! Super realistic with the lights but it's just too hard to take off
  2. slimetcake
    slimetcake
    4/5,
    Version: 5.1
    I really appreciate that this mod has been revived. Thanks! Certain things have been improved. Others have become slightly worse, and I'll mention these in a moment.

    Pros:
    - Beautiful plane.
    - Nice engine sounds.
    - Great to have a controllable front wheel for taxiing.

    Cons:
    - The elevators and rudder feel too sensitive. The plane quickly turns almost 90 degrees to the side when using just the rudder.
    - The elevator often messes itself up which results in the plane nose diving when trying to pull up. (The elevator actually engages correctly visibly, but the effect is the opposite).

    Would it be possible to make the effect of the elevator decrease over a slightly longer period of time after it has been engaged? That way the plane will not nose dive immdiately after lifting its nose.

    I'm sure these issues can be fixed, and I'll change my review to 5 stars when it happens. Thanks for the mod!
    1. Joelvb
      Author's Response
      Thank you for the good review. I did address most of the thinks you mentioned. The next update should be in few weeks
  3. machine
    machine
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    I really like the new features that have been added as well as the advanced controls.
  4. Tommy Foley
    Tommy Foley
    4/5,
    Version: 5.1
    its good but whenever I respawn it says fatal vehicle expectation
  5. Fera
    Fera
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    I don't see why 1 star ratings are needed just because someone doesn't understand the concept of flight.
  6. wangyiming721
    wangyiming721
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    good
  7. Car8john
    Car8john
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    Great job
  8. Graf LOLtube
    Graf LOLtube
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    I LOVE IT
  9. quadisimo
    quadisimo
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    Cool Mod Bro
  10. mike94
    mike94
    5/5,
    Version: 5.1
    Awesome plane keeps getting even better. Thanks! It's easy to fly with Xbox controller IMO. I love the two separate engines. It's fun to fly and try to land the plane with one working engine and possibly missing tip of the wing, broken off when the propeller hit the ground. :D