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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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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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General Characteristics

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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)

Performance

  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.176
  • Wing Loading 24.7lbs/ft2 (120.8kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 2,009.9ft2 (186.7m2)
  • Drag Points 16746

Parts

  • Number of Parts 194
  • Control Surfaces 13