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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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Designed in 1940 as a replacement for the B-17 &B-24, its maiden flight was 21/Sep/42. Used in the Pacific theatre of WWII as well as Korea. Noted for being the a/c deployed to drop the atomic bombs on Hiroshima & Nagasaki.

General:

Type: Bomber/Heavy

Crew: 10

Seating: 10

First Flight: 21/Sep/1942

Specifications

 

Propulsion

 

Performance

 

Length:

Height:

Wingspan:

Empty Weight:

Gross Weight:

99' 0"

27' 9"

141' 3"

70140 lbs.

133500 lbs.

No. Engines:

Horsepower:

Powerplant:

4

2200 hp per engine

Wright R-3350-23 Duplex Cyclone

Range:

Speed (max):

Speed (cruise):

Climb:

Ceiling:

3700 miles

357 mph

220 mph

- ft/sec

33600 ft

Armament:

8x.50-cal MGs in remotely controlled turrets, 2x.50-cal & 1x20mm cannon in tail; 20,000 lbs. bombs

     

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