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B-29 Specs B-29 Bomber Information and Specifications Manufacturer:Boeing Designation:B-29 Nickname:Superfortress Type:Bomber Specifications Length:99' 0"30.17 M Height:27' 9"8.46 M Wingspan:141' 3"43.05 M Wingarea: Sq Ft Sq M Empty Weight: lbs Kg Gross Weight: lbs Kg Max Weight:141100lbs Kg Propulsion No. of Engines:4 Powerplant: 18 Cylinder Wright Cyclone R Engines, Each with Dual Super Chargers Horsepower:2200 per Engine Performance Range:5830 miles Km Cruise Speed: mph Km/H Kt Max Speed: Mph Km/H Kt Ceiling: Ft M Armament Machine Guns: cal. Remote Controlled Guns with 2 of each in 4 Power Turrets Machine Guns: cal. in Tail Cannon: mm. in Tail Bombs:20,000 lb. Total (10 Tons)
B-29 This is the story of a local hero and why the model is marked as V Square 50
Doran Lewis, who lives in Ogden, flew 33 missions over Japan in B-29’s. Most of the flights were in a B -29 known as “Umbriago” and marked as “V Square 50”. Some of his story can be found in a publication titled “Saints at War”.
The original on the ramp in Saipan circa
A Jan Hyde shot of the model on the ramp in Salt Lake
A B-29 down in the ocean Could it be???
V Square 60 or is that a 50?
Notice the crew in the life rafts.
So – they went back and got another fresh B-29, marked it “V Square 50”, painted the nose art on it and it was good to go. This was the second of three that were so marked. The third survived the war and was returned to the United States where it was eventually scraped.
Actual picture from Doran’s flight jacket. Still in his closet.
Salt Lake Warbirds
St. George Warbirds
30 seconds later
After the rebuild
At the UTE field
See – Even the big boys had troubles with ditches!
One way trip to Russia The three B-29s were named Ramp Tramp ( ), Ding Hao ( ), and The General H.H. Arnold Special ( ).