Boeing B-29 Superfortress. A photo. Characteristics.
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress. A photo. Characteristics.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress. A photo. Characteristics.

USA

A type: chetyrehdvigatelny heavy bomber

Crew: 10 people

He became a timely response "Boeing" to the request to the US Air Force long-range strategic bomber to replace the aircraft in-17. The concept of aircraft-29 was developed shortly after admission to the operation of aircraft in the mid-17 1930-ies. The delayed first because of the lack of a suitable power plant project is a very long-range bomber was revived in 1940 year, when five US producers were invited to participate in the tender offers.

In fact, only Consolidated and Boeing companies could create flying prototypes, and although the XV-32 Dominator (Dominator) flight of the Consolidated company flew first, it took a long time to refine it. Boeing, however, was able to convince the US Army Air Force that it would be able to deliver serial modifications to its 345 model aircraft (which was given the military designation XB-29) to 1943, and so it won a contract for more than 1500 Bombers before the prototype flew. Distinguished by incredible achievements in technology, the first production aircraft of the V-29 were delivered to the 58 wing of superheavy bombers in the autumn of 1943. By the spring of 1944, Superfortress planes bombed targets in the Pacific, and by the end of the war, this aircraft had played the same huge role in ending the conflict with the Japanese, like any other weapon.

By the time production was finally discontinued in May 1946 years 3970 was built around the aircraft in-29. After the war, the aircraft had a long career in the US Air Force (including the actions of Korea in 1950-1953 years), in which more than 19 various modifications performed a variety of tasks before 1960-ies. Today, in a state of airworthiness of the aircraft is only one in-29 tail number 44-62070, flying under the control of "Confederate Air Force."

Basic data

Dimensions:

  • Length: 30,18 m
  • Wingspan: 43,05 m
  • Height: 9,02 m

Power point: four engine R-3350-23 «Duplex Cyclone" Company "Wright"

Power: 8800 l. from. (6564 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 31 815 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 56 245 kg

Date of first flight:

  • 21 September 1942 years

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 576 km / h
  • Range: 5230 km

The surviving airworthy modifications:

  • In-29A
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