How many B 29s are left?

Many served during the Korean War and as aerial tankers during the 1950s. Only 22 complete B-29 airframes are currently restored in the United States. Two of these are airworthy. We’ve had the privilege of seeing, and photographing, 16 of these during the last two years.

How many B-29 were shot down over Japan?

Fire Bombs On March 10, 1945, flying in darkness at low altitudes, more than 300 B-29s dropped close to a quarter of a million incendiary bombs over Tokyo. LeMay’s gamble was successful. Perhaps as many as 100,000 Japanese were dead, almost 16 square miles of the city destroyed, and a million people homeless.

Which is better the B-17 or the B 29?

In turn, the B-29 had a much longer combat range than the B-17. On top of the longer combat range, the B-29 also had a much faster cruising and max speed. Both bombers also had the same rate of climb, although the B-17 had to climb higher as its service ceiling was higher too.

Which is better B-17 Flying Fortress or B-24 Liberator?

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What was the range of the B 17 bomber?

The Boeing B-17 was built in response to a 1934 request by the US Army Air Corps (USAAC) for strategic bombers. The Corps wanted a plane capable of flying at 10,000 feet, at speeds of up 200 mph, with a range of 2,000 miles.

What was the debate between B-17 and B-24?

Clearly, the number of sorties was increasing for both types of bomber crew. The debate over merits of B-17s versus B-24s began when the two airplanes were new and will linger long after publication of this volume. there is evidence to suggest the USAAF even fueled the controversy while trying to instill pride in each type of bomber crew.

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