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B-29 Superfortress - Color Walk Around No. 54 Dennis Savage

B-29 Superfortress - Color Walk Around No. 54

Published January 1st 2008
ISBN : 9780897475709
Paperback
80 pages
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From the beginning of production in 1943 until the end of production in 1946, 4 different factories built nearly 4,000 B-29s. The airplane did not receive the notoriety of other heavy bombers of WWII, such as the B-17 and B-24, partially because itMoreFrom the beginning of production in 1943 until the end of production in 1946, 4 different factories built nearly 4,000 B-29s. The airplane did not receive the notoriety of other heavy bombers of WWII, such as the B-17 and B-24, partially because it was deployed primarily in China, Burma, and India and the Mariana Islands in the Pacific. B-29s, Enola Gay and Bockscar, gained notoriety by dropping atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to end the war with Japan. As the military moved from propeller-driven aircraft to jets, the B-29 was relegated to secondary and ancillary duties. Today, only 24 are on display in US museums. Illustrated with more than 200 photos, color profiles and detailed line drawings. 80 pages.