Boeing B-29-15 Superfortress
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.
Named in allusion to its predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, the Superfortress was designed for high-altitude strategic bombing but also excelled in low-altitude night incendiary bombing, and in dropping naval mines to blockade Japan.
B-29s also dropped the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, becoming the only aircraft to ever use nuclear weaponry in combat.
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- Wingspan 136.7ft (41.7m)
- Length 97.2ft (29.6m)
- Height 27.9ft (8.5m)
- Empty Weight 36,057lbs (16,355kg)
- Loaded Weight 49,739lbs (22,561kg)
- Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.176
- Wing Loading 24.7lbs/ft2 (120.8kg/m2)
- Wing Area 2,009.9ft2 (186.7m2)
- Drag Points 16746
- Number of Parts 194
- Control Surfaces 13