The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing that was flown primarily by the United States toward the end of World War II and during the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft to see service during 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. The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Although designed as a high-altitude strategic bomber, and initially used in this role against the Empire of Japan, these attacks proved to be disappointing; as a result the B-29 became the primary aircraft used in the American firebombing campaign, and was used extensively in low-altitude night-time 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. (From Wikipedia)
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lousat (82512) 2013-10-21 8:46
Hi Eleu,very very original design,a lof of curves like the cars of 1950...hehe...great capture another time whit the usual perfect details in the best exposure.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
bartekp (4746) 2013-10-21 13:13
Superb shot and sharpness. Famous plane in perfect pose.
Have a nice evening
mirosu (15302) 2013-10-21 22:02
Another nice prop airplane snapshot. I like this type of airplanes very much, unfortunately do not have opportunity to see them often. Well done.
jacquest (18871) 2013-10-22 8:26
Well, I would trade some colors with you for some warmer weather. Maybe we can use this B-29 for the exchange. Very nice shot here with lot's of details. I think there are not many still flying.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (32033)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-21 7:39