Postage Stamp B-29 Enola Gay Model Aircraft
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This postage stamp model of the B-29 Enola Gay recalls its deciding World War II mission: bring an end to war on the Pacific front. Like the original, this replica model aircraft of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Enola Gay is armed with two 12.7mm machine guns in each of four remotely controlled, power-operated turrets. A different weapon arms the tail turret. Begin your aeronautical model collection with this historic replica or add it to your growing stockpile. Display on desk, shelf or credenza. Diecast metal with plastic parts. Display stand and history included. Scale 1:200. Ages 14 and up. 6.25"l. x 8.25"w. x 2.75"h.
Boeing's B-29 “Superfortress” was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber to fly during World War II, and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. The first B-29 bombers were delivered in April 1944 and were used exclusively in the Pacific theater. The most famous B-29 is the Enola Gay, which dropped the first nuclear weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan, on August 6, 1945. The Enola Gay is on view in the Boeing Aviation Hangar of the National Air and Space Museum’s Stephen F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
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