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B-29 Superfortress Model, USAAF, “Enola Gay” - Air Force 1 0112


B-29 Superfortress Model, USAAF, “Enola Gay” - Air Force 1 0112 - click to enlarge
B-29 Superfortress Model, USAAF, “Enola Gay” - Air Force 1 0112 - click to enlarge


Item No. AF1-0112
$62.95
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Air Force 1 Model Company Diecast Model

Boeing B-29 Superfortress – #44-86292, "Enola Gay,” 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group, U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 1945

1:144 Scale.  Length: 8.25".  Wingspan: 11.75"


Includes a 1:60 scale replica of the "Little Boy" bomb


On August 6, 1945, the B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay, piloted by Col. Paul Tibbets, Jr., dropped the first atomic bomb, named Little Boy, on the city of Hiroshima Japan. The Enola Gay was one of several B-29s selected by Tibbets while it was still on the assembly line at the Glenn L. Martin Company aircraft plant in Bellevue, Nebraska. The B-29, serial #44-86292, was delivered to the USAAF on May 18, 1945 and on July 6th it arrived on Tinian Island. On August 5, 1945, the day before the historic mission, Tibbets formally named the aircraft Enola Gay, after his mother.

The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine heavy bomber developed by Boeing and operated by the USAAF (U.S. Air Force after 1947) toward the end of World War II and during the 1950-1953 Korean War. On the cutting edge of technology at the time, the Superfortress had a pressurized crew compartment, computerized defensive weapons systems and advanced radar for bombing and navigation. The B-29 prototype was first flown on September 21, 1942, with the production model entering service in mid-1944. Although considered for operations in other theaters during World War II, the B-29 was used exclusively in the Pacific against Japan.

The most well-known B-29s were the Silverplate series, which were specially configured to carry atomic bombs. Silverplate was the code reference for the U.S. Army Air Forces' participation in the Manhattan Project during World War II.


Air Force 1 Model Company is a leading manufacturer of high-quality, pre-built, die-cast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. They are built using precision-made die-cast metal and plastic components.

This model of a B-29 Superfortress features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Accurately reproduced engines
  • Rotatable propellers
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Metal display stand



  • Category: Air Force 1 Model Company Military Aircraft Models


    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14


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