Asked in US in WW2
What is a b29 superfortress?
A B29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing flown primarily by the United States near the end of World War II and during the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft to see service in World War II and an advanced bomber for its time, with features such as a pressurized cabin, electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets. ...
Asked in Airplanes and Aircraft
What was the name of the bomber aircraft that dropped the bomb on Nagasaki?
On August 9, a B29 bomber aircraft dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki. Six days later, Japan announced its surrender, ending their involvement in World War II. ...
Asked in World War 2, Japan, Atomic Bombs
What are the names of the airplanes that dropped the atomic bombs on Japan in World War 2?
The planes were both B29 Superfortress'; the Enola Gay (Hiroshima) and Bock's Car (Nagasaki). ...
Was Bangkok bombed during World War 2 and what was the damage?
The first Pacific B29 raid was in 1944 against the Bangkok rail yards. Staging was from bases in China. ...
Asked in Air Travel
Where was the B-29 superfortress airplane invented at?
The B29 Superfortress was a four engine bomber used during World War II. It was designed and built by the Boeing Company. ...
Asked in World War 2, Britain in WW2, Decade - 1940s
Was B29 most expensive project of World War 2?
While the B29 was expensive it cannot even compare to the real most expensive project of World War 2. The Manhattan Project was the most costly project to develop the atom bombs used in World Wa2. This project cost well over 2 Billion Dollars in the 1940s. That would be like a 20 Billion or so dollars today. So the atom bombs each cost slightly under a billion dollars a piece. ...
Asked in War and Military History
What was the name of the first plane used to drop an atomic weapon in time of war?
'Enola Gay' a B29 Superfortress. James Doolittle. I'm thinking it was the same aircraft used at both Hiroshima & Nagasaki..... ...
Asked in World War 2
What items might be associated with World War 2?
The period of the Second World War has many items and symbolism inextricably associated with the era and its aftermath. The iconic Soviet T34 main battle tank, propaganda posters from all sides, the American B29 bomber, and the German infantry battle helmet style are among many synonymous items to the War. ...