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HistoryCentral.com >Aviation > WW II: American Aircraft > B-29

The History of Aviation


AMERICAN COMBAT

AIRCRAFT OF WORLD

WAR II

B-29

The B-29 was the heaviest bomber used in thewar. They were the first bombers with pressurized cabins. The first B-29flew in 1942 and they began bombing Japan from China in 1944.


Manufacturer: Boeing

Engines: 4 2200HP WR 3350

Speed:357MPH

Length: 99ft

Range: 3,250mi

Wingspan: 141.3ft

Weight: 110,000lbs(max)

Ceiling: 31,850ft

Armaments: 13 machine guns, 20,000lbs

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