Airborne Awesomosity

All That For Nothing

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On February 20, 1947 a Strategic Air Command B-29 took off from Ladd Field near Fairbanks, AK on a secret mission. That mission meant the Kee Bird was to fly north to the geographic north pole then return. With extended range tanks filling its empty bomb bays, it could stay aloft for 26 hours. The mission was expected to last 20 hours.

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Airborne Awesomosity

Imitation or Innovation:TU-4 Bull

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Tupolev TU-4

The victors get to choose the way that history is written. This is a true statement that has more then shown its way into how we Americans feel about Russian technology. Maybe its time we look at both sides of the story.

 

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Airborne Awesomosity, Military Surplus

What If The B-29 Had Failed, What Were The Backups?

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Consolidated B-32 Dominator

 

The B-29 Superfortress was the most complex aircraft built during the 40’s; because of this the US Air Force wanted some other aircraft as insurance against its failure.

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