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USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber - "Raz'n Hell", 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 97th Bomb Wing, Okinawa, Japan, 1945 (1:144 Scale)
USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber - "Raz'n Hell", 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 97th Bomb Wing, Okinawa, Japan, 1945

Air Force 1 USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber - "Raz'n Hell", 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 97th Bomb Wing, Okinawa, Japan, 1945




 
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Air Force 1 AF10112A USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress Heavy Bomber - "Raz'n Hell", 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 97th Bomb Wing, Okinawa, Japan, 1945 (1:144 Scale) "I have become death, the destroyer of worlds."
- Atomic Bomb Scientist Robert Oppenheimer, reciting a text from an ancient Hindu scripture after witnessing the Trinity test explosion

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress (Boeing Model 341/345) was a four-engine heavy bomber flown by the United States Army Air Force. It was one of the largest aircraft of World War II to see active service. When it entered service, it was one of the most advanced bombers of its time, featuring innovations such as a pressurized cabin, a central fire-control system, and remote-controlled machine gun turrets. It was designed to be a high altitude daytime bomber, but was most used in low-altitude night time incendiary bombing. It was the primary weapons platform used in the United States fire-bombing campaign against Japan in the final months of World War II, and B-29s carried the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Unlike many other bombers, the B-29 remained in service long after World War II ended, a few being employed as flying television transmitters for Stratovision. By the time it was retired in the 1960s, some 3,900 planes had been built.

Pictured here is a 1:144 scale replica of the USAAF Boeing B-29 Superfortress nicknamed "Raz'n Hell", that was attached to the 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group, 97th Bomb Wing, then deployed to Okinawa, Japan, during 1945. Now in stock!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 12 inches
Length: 8 inches

Release Date: September 2015

Historical Account: "Across Two Wars" - "Raz'n Hell" was a B-29 Superfortress manufactured for World War II, but also saw action in the Korean War where it deployed 180,000 tons of bombs. With its huge updated airframe, new pressurized cabin system, remote controlled machine guns and four 3,500 HP radial engines, it was a massive heavy bomber capable of destroying the enemy with a wallop.

The aircraft is currently on display at Castle Air Museum and made of parts of three B-29s recovered from the Naval Weapons Center, China Lake: B-29-75-BW 44-70064; B-29A-35-BN 44-61535 (the original Raz'n Hell); and B-29-50-BA 44-84084. The fuselage and tail sections were trucked to Castle; the wings were lifted over the mountains by helicopter. It was restored entirely on the Museum grounds and has the markings of the 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb. Group in the Korean War era, when the group was at Kadena AB, Okinawa. The nose art is an accurate reproduction of what it had in 1950.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Plexiglass canopy
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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