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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Photograph Courtesy of the US Air Force

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

  • Nation: United States
  • Type: Heavy Bomber
  • Wartime Service Dates: 1944-1945
  • Range: 3,250 miles
  • Airspeed: 357 mph
  • Crew: 11
  • Payload: 20,000 pounds
  • Power plant: 4× Wright R-3350-23 turbosupercharged radial engines, 2,200 hp each
  • Notes: The last long-range, heavy bomber developed by the United States during the war, the B-29 served exclusively in the fight against Japan, flying from bases in China and the Pacific. On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. A second was dropped from the B-29 Bockscar on Nagasaki three days later.
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