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heavy bomber
Wright R 3350
4 x 2,000 hp. ea.
69,610 lbs.
141,100 lbs.
10- .50 caliber
1- 20 mm
20,000 lbs.
99 ft.
141 ft. 3 in.
220 mph
357 mph
900 fpm
36,000 feet
5,650 miles

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One B-29 for sale has a 88 in. wingspan and its length is 61 in. It has a fiberglass fuselage and built up wooden wings. Power comes from O.S. .20 engines. Weight is about 11 lbs.

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The B-29 for sale by Boeing was the most advanced, largest, highest flying, and fastest heavy bomber of World War II.

On May 14, 1946 1946 a B-29 for sale piloted by Col. Bill Irvine set a piston engine aircraft altitude record of 47,910 feet while carrying a 1,000 kg. payload.

The B-29 for sale was designed in response to a U.S. government requirement for a bomber with a range of over 5,000 miles that could fly faster and carry heavier payloads than any other bomber.

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B-29 for sale, scratch built by George Maorana, has a 115 in. wingspan and is powered by Max N32-13Y geared motors.

When Boeing received the new requirement they were already in the process of designing a new aircraft, including having produced a full-scale mock-up. Its design nearly fulfilled the government requirements, and it only took some minor modifications before the new design was submitted for approval.

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Pictured above is Paul Conrad's scratch built B-29 for sale. It is pictured with the X-1 rocket. It has a wingspan of 144 in. and uses K&B 61 engines.

The B-29 for sale was the first U.S. bomber to have pressurized crew quarters, remote control gun turrets, and an electric fire control system.

The government was so pleased with the design that they immediately ordered three prototypes and a total of 1,500 of the B-29 for sale.

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The magnificant giant scale 21 foot wingspan, 100 lb. B-29 for sale was built by Mac Hodges. It is regularly flown at air shows and launches an X-1 rocket.

The aircraft was the largest ever designed in the U.S. Four manufacturing plants were eventually employed to assemble its primary parts. Numerous subcontractors produced the smaller parts of the aircraft.

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Don Albright scratch built the 144 in. wingspan B-29 for sale. Don's airplane weighs 97 lbs. and is powered by Quadra 100 engines.

The first prototype B-29 for sale met its demise during a test flight after an engine blaze. Boeing modified the aircraft to improve its performance, yet it had numerous development issues needing attention. In time, overall aircraft performance improved.

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The huge B-29 for sale was built by Bart Vercruysse and crew. It is featured in Fly International Magazine. It is 20% scale with a wingspan of 30 feet and a length of 21 feet. Construction is all wood and it has operating landing gear and flaps. Power comes from four 9.8 c.i.d. engines. Weight is over 450 lbs.

It was decided that the B-29 for sale solely be assigned to missions in the Pacific where its great range and payload could be used to maximum advantage.

Beginning in July of 1944, two bomber wings were deployed to China. From there they could fly missions against the Japanese in Thailand as well as the Japanese mainland. Once islands within closer range of Japan were secured, air fields were built for the heavy bombers.

B-29 raids were launched against Japan from the Mariannas from late in 1944 and continued until the war ended. During these raids, Japanese shipping routes were mined in additional to conventional strategic missions being flown.

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The B-29 for sale pictured above has a 44 in. wingspan. It is shown from an actual retailer ad. Check out the wings and horizontal stab.

One of our club members, Bill Johnson, found a new in box two channel B-29 for sale, similar to the one pictured just above, at a garage sale for $10. He couldn't refuse purchasing what he considered a bargain.

We received the following email review from Bill of the B-29 for sale:

"If a little care is taken in assembling the B-29 for sale and carefully applying the decals, it doesn't look half bad, although not as good-looking as the picture on the box cover.

Just a reminder about the fact that you attempt to turn the airplane, not with ailerons or rudder, but by applying thrust to the motors on each side of the airplane. There is no elevator to help control altitude. Climbing is with the radio stick in the middle and applying full power. With the power reduced it will attempt to fly by doing a shallow climb, followed by a gentle stall. That is as close as possible that it can come to sustaining level flight. If you get the airplane into too sharp a turn, it will cork screw into the ground, no matter how much opposite thrust you apply.

The illustrated instructions for the B-29 for sale are minimal and in laughingly poor English. The entire airplane is made from rigid foam. The wings and tail are affixed to the fuselage using double sided tape and small screws. The tape is surprisingly strong, and care must be taken to get everything into its proper position because once stuck, making adjustments are nearly impossible. The main wing comes in two sections, and it too is joined by tape. The B-29 for sale comes with landing gear. They aren't very good looking, and aren't needed when landing in tall grass.

With the B-29 for sale put together and the batteries charged, it was off to the flying field. I had a feeling of what to expect, and brought a couple of my other airplanes so that if the airplane did meet its demise I would have something else that I could fly.

There was barely a breeze blowing, and that was perfect for the first flight. I gave it a firm toss into the light breeze, and it climbed surprisingly well. However, attempting a gentle turn resulted in a cork screw into some tall grass. I launched it again and this time just pulsed the stick rather than holding it when it came time to turn. That seemed to work better.

When the B-29 for sale could no longer maintain altitude, I tried to set up for a gentle turn and a straight in landing. I got it fairly well lined up to land, and applied just a little right differential. This time the airplane raised its nose, then quickly stalled, dropping a wing and cork screwing yet again towards the earth. Unfortunately, it chose to drop onto hard earth, rather than tall grass. The B-29 for sale was damaged beyond repair.

In conclusion, B-29 for sale for $10 had a total flight time of around three minutes. I thought that it would last a bit longer, but really wasn't surprised. I have yet to meet anyone who has had any luck flying an airplane similar to it for any period of time."

Bill, thank you for sharing your experiences with your $10 B-29 for sale. We hope that anyone considering purchasing something similar will read your review and take your advice.

If you are interested in such a B-29 for sale, check out the many posts about them at RCGroups.

NitroPlanes has a B-29 for sale. It appears to be similar to the one described by Bill.

The raids over Japan were extremely effective, yet Japanese troops continued their resistance throughout the Pacific. It was believed that the only way Japan would surrender would be to unleash the power of the atomic bomb on them.

Fifteen B-29 aircraft were picked and modified for what was termed "special weapons" delivery. They formed the 509th Composite Group. The force trained for high altitude missions, long-distance navigation, and the use of radar. Crews also devised quick turning and fast target departure maneuvers.

Training of the 509th Composite Group B-29 crews began in November of 1944. Part of the training involved dropping a single simulated ordnance with a weight of approximately 10,000 lbs.

On August 6, 1945 a B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. When no response to Allied demands for a Japanese surrender were forthcoming, a second atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. On August 15, 1945, Japan officially surrendered marking the end of World War II.

Don Smith has two sets of plans for the B-29 for sale. Wingspans are 144 in. or 169 in.

The 144 in. wingspan B-29 for sale built from Don Smith plans has a length of 99 in. Power can come from .91 engines.

The Don Smith plans for a larger B-29 for sale has a 169 in. wingspan and is 119 in. in length. You will need 1.20 engines to power it.

Soon after Japan's surrender, B-29 aircraft were used to drop food and supplies to Allied prisoners held in Japan.

After the War, the B-29 for sale became the primary bomber of the just established U.S. Strategic Air Command. They saw action again during the Korean War. They flew missions primarily at night in an effort to avoid interceptor aircraft. Their missions, flying from Japanese air fields, were generally against industrial targets in North Korea.

Wes Leonard built a B-29 for sale from his own plans. It has a wingspan of 14 1/2 feet and weighs around 50 lbs. Construction is primarily from balsawood and plywood. Power is by O.S. .91 FS engines.

The B-29 for sale was eventually modified to undertake search and rescue missions, as an air refueling tanker, and as a bomber trainer. The RAF had a total of 88 of the aircraft in operation starting in 1950, with the last aircraft retiring from service in 1958.

Michael Freschetti built his B-29 Superfortress using wood and foam construction. Its wingspan is 108" and it weighs around 11 lbs. Speed 600 motors provide the motivation.

Frank Dewers has a B-29 for sale with a 144 in. wingspan. It uses Saito .91 engines to propel its weight of about 40 lbs.

William Barns scratch built a B-29 for sale. Its wingspan is 174 in. William uses O.S. 1.20 four cycle engines to power it.

In the final days of WW II, after raids over Japan, three B-29 aircraft made emergency landings in the Soviet Union. By reverse engineering the U.S. designs, the Soviet Union produced some 300 of the aircraft, without license, for their own use.

By the time they retired in 1960, a total of 3,970 B-29 Superfortress aircraft of all types were sold.

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