Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Aircraft profile

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller powered heavy bomber that was flown by the United States Military in World War II and the Korean War, and by other nations afterwards.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)Boeing B-29 Superfortress: Boeing B-29A-5-BN (S/N 42-93844) with bomb bay doors open. (U.S. Air Force photo)

The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and carried on a series of names for Boeing-built bombers followed by the B-52 Stratofortress.

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