Ride Along In A B-29 Superfortress
Great B-29 Ride Along Footage
One of the largest military aircraft to take flight in World War 2, the B-29 Superfortress was one of Boeing’s most impressive creations at the time. Its design and development started before the US decided to get involved in the war, with the US Army ordering the first models before the company began testing.
- The B-29 was more than just a heavy bomber used for long-range missions, it was a technological wonder that benefited from many new features for military aircraft.
- One of the most important was the ability to remote control the gun turrets.
- As the heaviest bird out there, the bomber was well armored and able to carry 20 thousand pounds of explosive ordinance.
Its ability to fly for long distances and its big load capacity made the B-29 Superfortress into one of the most efficient bombers of WW2. Mainly used in missions over the Pacific, including the bombing of Tokyo, the B-29 was also the plane that carried and then dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.