“FIFI” (Serial Number NX529B) is the last B-29 Superfortress that is in flying condition.
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 have seen 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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krzychu30 (14412) 2014-01-04 7:38
"Superfortress" suits perfectly to this impressive aircraft!
Looks magnificent with Nevada´s landscape in the background.
Good composition and top quality image!
Have a nice weekend
jacquest (17569) 2014-01-04 9:12
This is a good 3/4 view on this fine airplane. Hope they can keep it "alive" for many years. I have seen a video on Youtube on one of it's flight.
lousat (67181) 2014-01-04 11:28
Hi Eleu,one of the most rich of your collection,a full optional one...eheh....great capture as usual,interesting and with spectacular sharpness,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
fabbs99 (13519) 2014-01-04 19:37
Lovely shot of the B-29 fighter plane.Very well captured while in the flight in air.Keep sharing. TFS.
Cricri (95455) 2014-01-05 4:44
Bonne prise de cet avion, netteté et détails bien défini, intéressante vue sur la ville et les montagnes
Fis2 (78834) 2014-01-05 9:31
Excellent photo B-29!
Good frame, colors and depth.
I like it.
Have a nice afternoon
macjake (48363) 2014-01-09 12:28
the famous B-29
She will forever be remembered for 1 thing, and we all know what that is, letz hope that doesnt happen again.
what a beast of an aircraft...wow.
i can only imagine how loud it is on the inside, ive flown in the Hercules, something similar, and it was incredibly loud.
cool photo for the subject alone.
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (22463)
- 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: 2014-01-04 7:31