The B-29 was an amazing aircraft for its day, a complete game changer. More was spent on its development and production than the Manhattan Project.
There was a wonderful book that dealt with the B-29 written by the author of Flags of Our Fathers, James Bradley, called Flyboys. Downfall, recommended by a Lexican, was another good book that went into a lot of detail on the Superfortress.
If you are lucky enough to see one of the 2 flying today, it is still an impressive airplane, 70 years later. I wrote about visiting FiFi a couple of years ago, and posted some pictures.
Filed under History, USAF
By lex, on December 16th, 2011
Over at the Danger Room, David Axe is making noise ** about the USAF’s official investigation into the loss of an F-22A Raptor and its pilot up in Alaska in November 2010:
By lex, on April 23rd, 2011
Still actuating on naval command-at-sea pins:
By lex, on June 24th, 2010
An ignoble end to a long-range trashauler:
By lex, on May 19th, 2010
“You seldom think of aerial combat — getting shot at — as fun,” (USAF Colonel Bud Mahurin) said, “but it’s a lot of fun if you’re doing the shooting.”