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The B 29 Superfortress

Author : Robert A. Mann
ISBN : 0786482761
Genre : Transportation
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The B-29 Superfortress was for many years a cornerstone of American military aviation. Best known as a bomber, it also served in reconnaissance, as a tanker, and as a rescue plane. It was a crucial tool for American and Allied forces during World War II, Korea and beyond. This operational history of the B-29 gives in-depth information on the career of each plane. A list of the names and serial numbers of the planes, each plane’s history from delivery date to removal from service, a description of the B-29’s physical characteristics and performance parameters, and a description of the five B-29 variants are provided. Sections of the book give complete mission data for the B-29’s World War II service in the China-Burma-India theater of operations, operations over Japan, aerial mining missions and test atomic bombing runs.

B 29 Superfortress

Author : Graham M. Simons
ISBN : 9781783376193
Genre : History
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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engined heavy bomber flown primarily by the United States in World War Two and the Korean War. The B-29 remained in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The British Royal Air Force flew the B-29 and used the name Washington for the type, and the Soviet Union produced an unlicensed copy as the Tupolev Tu-4. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B–17 Flying Fortress. The B-29 was the progenitor of a series of Boeing-built bombers, reconnaissance aircraft, trainers and tankers including the variant, B-50 Superfortress.The B-29 was one of the largest aircraft to see service during World War Two. A very advanced bomber for its time, it included features such as pressurized cabins, an electronic fire-control system and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets. Though it was designed as a high-altitude daytime bomber, in practice it actually flew more low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombing missions. It was the primary aircraft in the American firebombing campaign against Japan in the final months of World War Two, and carried the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Unlike many other World War Two-era bombers, the B-29 remained in service long after the war ended, with a few even being employed as flying television transmitters. The type was finally retired in the early 1960s, with 3,960 aircraft in all built.Without doubt there is a clear, strong requirement to put the record straight using primary source documentation to record the undoubted achievements alongside and in context with the shortcomings to the types design and operation that have otherwise received scant attention.The book will cover all variants and is profusely illustrated.

B 29 Superfortress The Plane That Won The War

Author : Gene Gurney
ISBN : 9780359951932
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The B 29 Superfortress Chronology 1934 1960

Author : Robert A. Mann
ISBN : 9780786454136
Genre : Transportation
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The Boeing B-29 Superfortress lived an operational life of only 26 years, but what a life it was. The introduction to this book provides basic information on the physical plane: dimensions, specs, leading particulars and operational usages. Then an exhaustive day-by-day chronology of the B-29 is presented—from the earliest designs in 1934 through thousands of missions and aircraft events in World War II and Korea to the 1960 retirement of the last operational B-29. The book also includes an extensive glossary and three appendices, which provide a discussion of the general anatomy of a mission, a sample of operational voice or radio codes used in 1945, and a guide to (very unofficial) aircraft names.

Boeing B 29 Superfortress

Author : Dr. William Wolf
ISBN : 0764322575
Genre : History
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Although many books have been published about the B-29, none has been an in-depth look, with most being either superficial pictorials or focusing on the bombing campaigns, particularly the incendiary attacks and atomic bombings. This book, using rare, previously unexplored sources, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler. The author was granted rare access to the Pima Air & Space Museums restored B-29 Sentimental Journey for inspection and photography, resulting in the most extensive photographic documentation of the B-29 ever published. The Pima Museums archives, filled with B-29 technical and crew manuals also gave the author extensive information that had not been previously published. These sources, the authors extensive personal library, and microfilm resources enabled the author to produce this comprehensive look at the bomber and its crew in the context of the bombers development and operational use. It is truly monumental in scope, both in words and photos.

B 29 Superfortress Units Of The Korean War

Author : Robert F Dorr
ISBN : 9781782008361
Genre : History
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This book is the story of a majestic bomber of the propeller era flying perilous combat missions against a sleek, nimble warplane of the jet age, the Soviet MiG-15. A very heavy bomber and a sky giant during World War 2, at that time the B-29 was the most advanced combat aircraft in the world. By the time North Korea attacked its southern neighbour in 1950, the B-29 had been reclassified a medium bomber. Many of its crew members had fought their war and settled down to raise families and begin careers only to be recalled to fight another war on a distant Asian peninsula.

B 29 Superfortress Units Of World War 2

Author : Robert F Dorr
ISBN : 9781782008354
Genre : History
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The ultimate piston-engined heavy bomber of World War 2, the first production B-29s were delivered to the 58th Very Heavy Bomb Wing in the autumn of 1943. By the spring of 1944 the Superfortress was bombing targets in the Pacific, and by war's end the aircraft had played as great a part as any weapon in ending the conflict with the Japanese. Indeed, the final dropping of two atomic bombs from the B-29 convinced the Japanese to sue for peace. This book traces the wartime career of the B-29, as the aircraft went from strength to strength in the Pacific Theatre.

How To Fly The B 29 Superfortress

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105019168223
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Beskrivelse og instruktion vedr. operationer og opgaver for alle besætningsmedlemmer i et B-29 bombefly.

Boeing B 29 Superfortress Manual 1942 60 All Marks

Author : Simon Howlett
ISBN : 0857337904
Genre : History
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Boeing B 29 Superfortress

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ISBN : OCLC:1114588204
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Description: Boeing B-29 Superfortress in flight. Number on fin: 293836. Personal caption on back: "1-6-45." Official stamp on back: "Official Photographic Copy / Reproduced by Base Photographic Section / 2AF Hq. Colorado Springs, Colo.".

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