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Boeing B-29 Superfortress: books - history and technology

A book on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Boeing bombers.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to VJ-Day

Although many books have been published about the B-29, none has been an in-depth look, with most being either superficial pictorials or focusing on the bombing campaigns, particularly the incendiary attacks and atomic bombings.

This book, using rare, previously unexplored sources, intends to provide the definitive look at the bomber and crew, detailing every facet for the air enthusiast, historian and modeler.

The author was granted rare access to the Pima Air & Space Museum's restored B-29 "Sentimental Journey" for inspection and photography, resulting in the most extensive photographic documentation of the B-29 ever published.
The Pima Museum's archives, filled with B-29 technical and crew manuals also gave the author extensive information that had not been previously published.
These sources, the author's extensive personal library, and microfilm resources enabled the author to produce this comprehensive look at the bomber and its crew in the context of the bomber's development and operational use. It is truly monumental in scope, both in words and photos.

Author:William Wolf
Specs:360 pages, 29 x 22.5 x 2.9 cm / 11.4 x 8.9 x 1.14 in, hardback
Illustrations:500+ b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2005)
Book: Boeing B-29 Superfortress - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to VJ-Day

Boeing B-29 Superfortress - The Ultimate Look: from Drawing Board to VJ-Day

Language: English

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual (1942-1960) - An insight into the design, operation, maintaining and restoration (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress has carved its name in history as the bomber aircraft that dropped the world's first ever atomic-bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945.
Flown mainly by the USAAF towards the end of WW2 and later during the Korean War, the four-engine B-29 was at the cutting edge of aeronautical design for its time, with pressurised crew accommodation, electronic fire-control system and remotely operated gun turrets.

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This book gives an insight into the design, operation, maintenance and restoration of the USA's giant long-range heavy bomber. The centrepiece is the B-29 'T Square 54' currently being exquisitely restored to a non flying condition in Seattle, WA.

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Author:Chris Howlett
Specs:160 pages, 28 x 22 x 1.7 cm / 11 x 8.7 x 0.67 in, hardback
Illustrations:numerous b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Haynes Publishing (GB, 2015)
Series:Haynes Aircraft Manual
Book: Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual (1942-1960) - An insight into the design, operation, maintaining and restoration (Haynes Aircraft Manual)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Manual (1942-1960) - An insight into the design, operation, maintaining and restoration

Language: English

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (WarbirdTech)

Author:Peter M. Bowers
Specs:102 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:150 b&w photographs
Publisher:Specialty Press (USA, 1999)
Series:WarbirdTech (14)
Book: Boeing B-29 Superfortress (WarbirdTech)

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Language: English

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B-29 Superfortress Bomber - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments. It was also the heaviest production plane of the war with terrific range and bomb carrying capabilities.

Carrying a crew of ten, the Superfortress devastated Japan in a series of gigantic raids in 1944-45. In the end it would be the B-29s "Enola Gay" and "Bock's Car" that dropped the atomic bombs and effectively ended the conflict.

Originally printed by the USAAF in January of 1944, this manual was originally classified "Restricted". This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white.

Author:Periscope Film.com
Specs:98 pages, 28 x 21.5 x 0.5 cm / 11 x 8.5 x 0.2 in, paperback
Illustrations:numerous photographs and drawings
Publisher:Periscope Film (USA, 2006)
Series:Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions
Book: B-29 Superfortress Bomber - Pilot's Flight Operation Instructions

B-29 Superfortress Bomber

Language: English

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The B-29 Superfortress Chronology 1934-1960

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress lived an operational life of only 26 years, but what a life it was. The introduction to this book provides basic information on the physical plane: dimensions, specs, leading particulars and operational usages. Then an exhaustive day-by-day chronology of the B-29 is presented - from the earliest designs in 1934 through thousands of missions and aircraft events in World War II and Korea to the 1960 retirement of the last operational B-29.
The book also includes an extensive glossary and three appendices, which provide a discussion of the general anatomy of a mission, a sample of operational voice or radio codes used in 1945, and a guide to (very unofficial) aircraft names.

Author:Robert A. Mann
Specs:319 pages, 25.5 x 18 x 2.3 cm / 10 x 7.1 x 0.91 in, hardback
Illustrations:illustrated
Publisher:McFarland & Co Inc (USA, 2009)
Book: The B-29 Superfortress Chronology 1934-1960

The B-29 Superfortress Chronology 1934-1960

Language: English

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The famed B-29 Superfortress is presented in this all new collection of World War II and Korean War era photographs. Many of the 850+ photographs appear here for the first time and are identified as to unit and location.

Author:John M. Campbell
Specs:264 pages, 29 x 22 x 2.6 cm / 11.4 x 8.7 x 1.02 in, hardback
Illustrations:over 850 b&w and colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2004)
Book: Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Language: English

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