1:144 Scale Metal Diecast – Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay – Length: 8.25" Wingspan: 11.5”
This model represents the B-29 Superfortress named Enola Gay which dropped the atomic bomb "Fat Man" over the Japanese city of Hiroshima during World War II on August 6, 1945 .
The landing gear can be modeled in the extended and/or retracted positions.
A metal display stand is included and also a 1/60 scale model of the "Fat Man" bomb which can be attached to the display stand.
This is not a toy. This is a display model recommended for 14 and older.
The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing and 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 bombing missions. One of the B-29's final roles during World War II was carrying out the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.