1. Steijger

    RB-17s, RB26's (R)B-29's 1946-1950 - Anybody?

    Hi guys! For Part One of the Cold War series On the Edge, I am looking for (photo)material of RB-17s and RB-26s that operated out of Fürth and later Fürstenfeldbruck in Germany. For the same book, I am searching photographs of (R)B-29 at Tempelhof AB, Berlin. During Operation Vittles...
  2. Dronescapes

    Birth Of The B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber

  3. BlackSheep

    Color of War: Air War-Raid on Tokyo

    Color of War: Air War-Raid on Tokyo The above video can be found on YouTube. While watching the video, which is color footage of a B-29 raid, I saw something interesting at about the 1’50” mark. The footage is taken from within a B-29, in very loose formation during a daylight raid, and it is...
  4. S

    B-29 vs Me 264 Dimensions

    I've been comparing the two recently and despite having almost the same wingspan (~43m, off by two inches), the B-29 has almost twice the height of the Me 264 (8.5m vs 4.2m) and an additional 10m in length (20.9m vs 30.2m). My question is, what exactly accounts for the design differences...
  5. J

    B-29: Question: Auxiliary exhaust on post war

    Checking over graveyard photos of B-29s I notice that some had an unusual black triangle on the rear fuselage between the rear upper hatch and the tailplane. On closer inspection is appear to be an exhaust with a black triangular heat/exhaust shield. Some aircraft have them fitted, but others...
  6. J

    B-29 Drones, eg QB-29: Help with photos?

    A few B-29s were reportedly converted as drones...but finding in-service photos of them is proving very difficult. According to Wikipeadia: "By March 1950, the 2d Guided Missile Squadron, had 62 pilots manning 14 B-17s, three B-29s, and three QF-80A Shooting Stars, yellow-tailed drone aircraft...
  7. v2

    Restored B-29 takes to the air

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_AZeMRqCfg
  8. C

    B-29 Superfortress Resin Upgrades - for Monogram 1/48 Kit

    Hello! Some nice new accessories on the way for the Monogram B-29 - available on their site AC48094 – B-29 Superfortress Wheel Upgrade Set (16 pcs) More coming soon Cheers! FullSizeRender (10) by castlegaiden posted Nov 14, 2016 at 1:54 PMFullSizeRender (9) by castlegaiden posted Nov 14...
  9. I

    B-29 Superfortress Gun System Controls?

    I've always been interested in the gun system on the B-29. I understand that they were all remotely controlled from a central aiming station, or stations. Does anyone have any good sources of information on just how they worked, how the aiming systems were interfaced, and how effective they...
  10. S

    Weird Experience at the USAF Museum

    Hey guys, I went yesterday to the USAF Museum in Dayton Ohio, and this may actually sound stupid, but do you ever feel like aircraft seem bigger/smaller in person than what they seem in photos? An extreme example is when I saw the B-29 Bockscar, and I was surprised to feel like the B-29 was...
  11. S

    Quick B-29 Question

    Hi, could anyone please give me the dimensions of the bomb bays if the B-29? I've looked nearly everywhere, but couldn't find a thing! Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
  12. oldcrowcv63

    B-29 crew rescue

    USN sub crew member films startling rescue of an entire B-29 crew fatally damaged over Japan in 1945. All 12 crew men bailed out and were picked up by the sub. Extraordinary that none were lost. Viral Player
  13. Micdrow

    Airventure Oshkosh 2015

    I know its early yet but cant wait all ready, Below is some of the things already scheduled to show up. Massive B-52 to Land in Oshkosh | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh F-22 Returns to AirVenture in 2015 for Heritage Flights | EAA AirVenture Oshkosh World's Only Flying Privateer Finally Heading for...
  14. Donivanp

    B-29 Doc rolls out

    The B-29 Doc rolled out from restoration yesterday. Restored Doc B-29 Emerges on 70th Anniversary of First Delivery | Flying Magazine
  15. Snautzer01

    eBay: Boeing B-29 Superfortress

  16. v2

    B-29 ‘Doc’ expects to be back in the air by spring!

    The historic B-29 Superfortress known as “Doc,” will stay warm inside a Boeing Wichita hangar until next spring — when it is expected to make its first flight... Read more here: Historic B-29 ‘Doc’ expects to be back in the air by spring | The Wichita Eagle
  17. Snautzer01

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress nose art

  18. J

    Video of B-29 FIFI in formation with five warbirds

    Here is the link to the video that is a few minutes long :) Let me know your thoughts please! In the video are the following aircraft: B-29 "FIFI" Mitsubishi AM63 "Zero" P-51 Mustang "Man-O-War" Supermarine Mark XIV "Spitfire" Grumman F6F "Hellcat" Grumman F8F "Bearcat" View...
  19. B-29 Superfortress "Tinker's Heritage"

    B-29 Superfortress "Tinker's Heritage"

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Tinker's Heritage" at the Tinker Air Force Base Airpark in Oklahoma City, OK
  20. B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

    B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay" at the Udvar-Hazy Center of the Smithsonian Museum, Dulles Airport, near Washington, D.C.