1:144 Scale Metal Diecast – Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar – Length: 8.25" Wingspan: 11.5”
This model represents the B-29 Superfortress named Bockscar which is the plane that dropped the atomic bomb "Fat Man" over the Japanese City of Nagasaki during World War II.
A metal display stand is included and also a 1/72 scale model of the "Fat Man" bomb which can be attached to the display stand.
The landing gear can be modeled in the extended and/or retracted positions.
The maker of the model, Air Force 1, really did a good job with the model, the panel lines and details are very crisp and one can see the little dots that represent the rivets holding down the panels.
This is really a "no-play" model or a "display-only" model. It is mostly metal and very heavy. It also has a number of antennas which look great but are very fragile. If you have small kids that like to play with your models, save yourself some frustration (and money) and wait till later to get a model like this one. The box is labeled as not suitable for children under 14.
The package measures 13" x 10" x 3"
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeingand was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II and very advanced for its time. It featured a pressurized cabin, all dual wheeled, tricycle landing gears, and a remote, electronic fire-control system that controlled four machine gun turrets. A manned tail gun installation was semi-remote. The name "Superfortress" continued the pattern Boeing started with its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Designed for high-altitude strategic bomber role, the B-29 also excelled in low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombingmissions. One of the B-29's final roles during World War II was carrying out the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.