Boeing B-29 Superfortress 1:120 with Swivel Stand
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Reissue of the classic 1/120 box scale Boeing B-29. Measures 10 1/2 inches long with a 14 inch wingspan. This kit comes molded in silver with clear swivel stand and another display stand option. Updated decals for 3 versions! Built up by Bill Engar with Dauntless Dotty decals. Skill Level 2. Glue required for assembly.
Officially licensed with Boeing!
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History of the B-29 Superfortress
The part that the B-29 Superfortress played in the victory in the Pacific will be remembered for a long time. From the time of their first raid over Japan on June 15th 1944, until the last Atom bomb was dropped on Nagasaki August 9th 1945,
the giant planes dropped 171,060 tons of bombs on their targets and flew 100 million miles in doing it. The B-29's advanced design allowed it to remain in service in various roles throughout the 1950s. The B-29 was the only aircraft that ever used nuclear weapons in combat. The B-29 had a wingspan of 141 ft 3 in, was 99 ft long, and was 27 ft 9 in high. The gross weight of the plane was 135,000 lb and it's bomb load was 10 tons. Its four, 18 cylinder Wright Cyclone engines, equipped with dual turbo-chargers were rated at 2,220 horsepower each. Cruising speed was set at 300 miles per hour, while the top speed was 375 mph.
Even though it is 1:120 scale, unlike the even smaller 1:144 scale models, it has no attempt whatsoever to have any sort of landing gear, making it totally dependent on the kit's swivel stand! Also the decals are minimal, and of the three "nose art" options, one is the logo for the USAF Thunderbirds, a precision flying group using high-performance single-seat aircraft, making it useless from an historical accuracy basis for any B-29. Instead, it would have been better to include one from either the Korean War and/or have an early painted version from WW2 for variety.
Just finished the b-29and it was the best kit I ever done by Atlantis. The glass was already painted the silver,there were no gaps in the kit.I like the new third option of using the “FIFI” decals.Over all I like the plane and it is good size too.