Dimensions: 25" x 26"
The B-29 BocksCar was flown back to the USA and donated to the National Museum at the Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. The B-29 bomber got restored back to its original markings of World War II.
The heavy bomber aircraft allowed a more strategic war to used in the Japanese islands. The B-29 bombers carried out the nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Design studies began in 1937 for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. It became one of the most strategic bombers of World War II. The B-29 design met strict criteria asked for by the US Air Corps.
The criteria were:
- Capable of carrying 20,000 lbs of bombs for extended ranges of up 5,830 miles or more.
- Cruise at an airspeed of 220 mph and have a top speed of 365mph.
The design studies began in 1937 for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
The first B-29 bomber the XB-29 prototype was ready for testing in September 1942.
The first B-29 models went to bases in India and Southwest China as early as the spring of 1944. Now operating bases in the Marianas, the B-29's were closer to the Japanese mainland.
Results for B-29 high-altitude missions were poor, due to bad weather conditions. But there were also serious technical problems creating a high rate of equipment failures.