Enola Gay B-29 model airplane

B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay"

Item Number: 1026
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Enola Gay B-29 airplane model. Boeing's B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated, propeller-driven, bomber to fly during World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Boeing installed very advanced armament, propulsion, and avionics systems into the Superfortress. During the war in the Pacific Theater, the B-29 delivered the first nuclear weapons used in combat. On August 6, 1945, Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., in command of the Superfortress "Enola Gay," dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Major Charles W. Sweeney piloted another B-29 named "Bockscar" and dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. On August 14, 1945, the Japanese accepted Allied terms for unconditional surrender.

Mahogany Wood. Scale: 1/72. Wingspan 23 3/4 inches, Length 17 inches.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Donna M

Our beautiful B-29 flew in on Monday & it's just beautiful! This airplane saved my Father's life among predicted as one million killed for the invasion of Japan - It will be hanging in front of our wall of military family members & friends who have served our country.

Mark Shift
A true work of art

Very nice model for an important day of aviation history.