Toys and Models B-29 Superfortress "Lucky "Leven" - Handcrafted Display ModelDiecast : Prebuilt Military : Military Planes
- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $126.72
Item Description• Wingspan: 23.75"
• Length: 17"
The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber. It was one of the largest aircraft to see service in World War II and a very advanced bomber for its time, with features such as a pressurized cabin, an electronic fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine-gun turrets. Originally the B-29 was designed as a high-altitude daytime bomber, but it was used extensively in low-altitude night-time incendiary bombing missions. It was the primary aircraft used in the American firebombing campaign against the Empire of Japan in the final months of World War II and was used to carry out the atomic bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
This specific B-29 model is painted as "Lucky 'Leven", Clinton Rogers' airplane. He was part of the 73rd Bomb Wing and was stationed on the island of Saipan; Rogers and his crew flew 39 bombing missions over Japan and other Pacific islands.
This handcrafted model is painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail and makes a great gift for any veteran, aviation enthusiast or history buff.
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