B-29 Superfortress

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The B-29 Superfortress was designed for high level bombing. The plane had a pressurized fuselage, which allowed it to fly above the range of most enemy fighters. The planes were sent in 1944 to the Marianas Island to make attacks on the Japanese mainland. The most famous of these planes, the Enola-Gay, dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima.      

     

   

B-29 Superfortress
Type of Bomber High Altitude Heavy
Crew 10 to 14
Wing Span feet 141.25
   meters 43.05
Length feet 99
   meters 30.2
Height Feet 27.75
   meters 8.46
Weight pounds 74,500
   kilograms 33,795
Max Speed MPH 357
   km/h 575
Typical Range Miles 3,250
   kilometer 5,230
Bomb Capacity pounds 20,000
   kilograms 9,072
Wing Bomb Capacity pounds Possible 22,000
Years Produced 1943-1946
Manufacture Boeing
Number of Engines 4
Horse Power in Engine 2,200
Country United States

 

 

 

 

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