The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber. It was one of the largest aircraft to see service in World War II and a very advanced bomber for its time, with features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets. Originally the B-29 was designed as a high-altitude daytime bomber, but it was used extensively in low-altitude night-time incendiary bombing missions. It was the primary aircraft used in the American firebombing campaign against the Empire of Japan in the final months of World War II and was used to carry out the atomic bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This specific B-29 model is painted as "Bockscar", which is the B-29 that dropped the "Fat Man" nuclear weapon over Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, the second atomic weapon used against Japan. The B-29 was piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney of the 393d Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
- 1/72 Scale Model
- 23.75 Inch Wingspan
- 17 Inch Length
- Material Mahogany Wood