Air Force 1 Model Company Die-cast Model
Boeing B-29 Superfortress – #44-27297, "Bockscar,” 393rd Bomb Squadron, 509th Composite Group, U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF), 1945
1:144 Scale. Length: 8.25". Wingspan: 11.75"
Includes a 1:72 scale replica of the "Fat Man" bomb
On August 9, 1945, the B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, piloted by Maj. Charles Sweeney, dropped the second atomic bomb, named Fat Man, on the city of Nagasaki, Japan. Bockscar was one of the B-29s personally selected by Col. Paul Tibbets, Jr. (pilot of the B-29 Enola Gay) while it was on the assembly line at the Glenn L. Martin Company aircraft plant in Bellevue, Nebraska.Realistic panel lines
Historically accurate printed markings
Accurately reproduced engines
Optional extended landing gear
Metal display stand
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, diecast model airplanes. Every model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft. They are built using diecast metal and some plastic components.
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Category: Air Force 1 Model Company Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years