Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Model 345)

Strategic Bomber

Boeing B-29A Superfortress US Army Air Force (USAAF) 44-61669 11146 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Model 345) is a four-engine long-range heavy bomber aircraft produced by the US-American manufacturer Boeing Company.
The B-29 Superfortress was equipped with pressurized areas for the crew for the ability to operate in greater heights. The B-29 was the first aircraft that dropped nuclear bombs (Enola Gay, Hiroshima and Bockscar, Nagasaki).
Crew11
Propulsion4 Radial Engines
Engine ModelWright R-3350-23 Duplex Cyclone
Engine Power (each)1645 kW2206 hp
Speed576 km/h311 kts
  358 mph
Service Ceiling10.241 m33.600 ft
Range11.019 km5.950 NM
6.847 mi.
Empty Weight31.815 kg70.140 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight56.245 kg124.000 lbs
Wing Span43,05 m141 ft 3 in
Wing Area161,3 m²1736 ft²
Length30,18 m99 ft 0 in
Height9,02 m29 ft 7 in
First Flight21.09.1942
Production Statusout of production
Production Range1943-1946
Total Production4000
ICAO CodeB29
Data for (Version)Boeing B-29 Superfortress

[Photo-ID: 5345] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-27297, c/n 3615,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-27297
c/n: 3615
 
Bockscar
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 5344] © Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-27297, c/n 3615,© Karsten Palt, 2012Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-27297
c/n: 3615
 
Bockscar
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 13198] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-61535, c/n 10896,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-61535
c/n: 10896
 
composite aircraft of 44-70064, 44-61535, 44-84084
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 13199] © Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-61535, c/n 10896,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-61535
c/n: 10896
 
composite aircraft of 44-70064, 44-61535, 44-84084
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10909] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-70016, c/n 10848,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-70016
c/n: 10848
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10910] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-70016, c/n 10848,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-70016
c/n: 10848
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 10231] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-86292, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-86292
 
Enola Gay, the aircraft from were the first nuclear bomb (little boy) was dropped on Hiroshima
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 10232] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-86292, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-86292
 
Enola Gay, the aircraft from were the first nuclear bomb (little boy) was dropped on Hiroshima
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]
[Photo-ID: 1174] © Karsten Palt 2008-07-16
Boeing B-29A Superfortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-61748, c/n 11225,© Karsten Palt, 2008Boeing
B-29A Superfortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-61748
c/n: 11225
 
ex G-BHDK
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 13081] © Karsten Palt 2016-07-10
Boeing B-29A Superfortress, United States Air Force (USAF), 44-61748, c/n 11225,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-29A Superfortress
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 44-61748
c/n: 11225
 
ex G-BHDK
Imperial War Museum [Duxford Aerodrome (EGSU / QFO)]
[Photo-ID: 11260] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Boeing B-29A Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-61669, c/n 11146,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-29A Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-61669
c/n: 11146
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 11261] © Karsten Palt 2015-06-04
Boeing B-29A Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-61669, c/n 11146,© Karsten Palt, 2015Boeing
B-29A Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-61669
c/n: 11146
 
March Field Air Museum [Riverside, CA]
[Photo-ID: 12410] © Karsten Palt 2016-04-12
Boeing B-29A Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-69729, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2016Boeing
B-29A Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-69729
 
Museum of Flight [Seattle, WA]
[Photo-ID: 10230] © Karsten Palt 2014-05-28
Boeing B-29 Superfortress, United States Army Air Forces (USAAF), 44-86292, c/n ,© Karsten Palt, 2014Boeing
B-29 Superfortress
United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Reg.: 44-86292
 
Enola Gay, the aircraft from were the first nuclear bomb (little boy) was dropped on Hiroshima
NASM Udvar Hazy Center [Chantilly, VA]