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04-18-2012, 05:22 PM
This limited edition desk is sleek in design and rich in aviation history. The aluminum frame, once covered in cloth, is exposed to reveal design details of the elevators and rudders used to form this fine piece of executive furniture. The desk surface is ˝” tempered glass with wooden legs that can be stained or clear coated as you prefer. Leave the surface clear powder coated as pictured or choose from a variety of powder coatings in several striking colors.

The Mitchell Bomber drew its name from General Billy Mitchell who believed the small twin engine craft could be launched from aircraft carriers, even though it was not designed for the short takeoffs and landings. The Mitchell Bomber was used widely in the Pacific Ocean during WWII, with its most famous attack launched from the USS Hornet during Doolittle’s raid on Tokyo on April 18, 1942. All 16 B-25’s crashed after the attack with 11 crews bailing out over the Pacific, one crashing in Russia and another in China. Because of the Doolittle Raid’s impact on Japanese morale, the attack is considered a major turning point in WWII.

Originally designed as a medium altitude bomber, several were fitted with .50 caliber machine guns and ran low-level strafing missions at treetop altitude over Japanese targets in New Guinea and the Phillipines. The durability of the B-25 was best illustrated by an airplane under the ground crew of the 321st Bomb Group. Patches performed 300 missions and over a half a dozen belly landings, the gutty aircraft sported over 300 patched flak holes when it was finally decommissioned.

High Flying Production & Features

120 man hours go into each piece with MotoArt’s technician grinding, cutting, sanding and polishing. The wing is then buffed for 12 hours to bring about the stunning finish of your piece of art.
Half inch wooden legs are sturdily attached to the desk and are stained or lacquered.