Someone famously said of the B-29...Brings a tear to the eye.
Who knows they didn't get it right until the B-50, but a lot of good men died in those planes.
It's nice that SOME people recognize it for the absolutely astonishing treat it is. Last year our local air show was giving rides in a B-17 and B-25. The turn around point was right over our house, so we got to see a B-17 & B-25 flying overhead about a half dozen times. I made sure to bring my son out, and explain to him how fortunate he was to see what he was seeing...and that he may never see it again. God Bless those who keep that history alive!!Many years ago "Fifi" the CAF B-29 flew over charlotte.. I had never seen a live B-29 but I heard her and knew. Was able to scoot into a parking lot and watch her make a 360 over downtown.
It's great to see another one fly
Yep. Sometimes the shipping is more than the product.The B-29 program was 3x the cost of the Manhattan Project.
"The PB2Y Coronado was a large flying boat patrol bomber designed by Consolidated Aircraft. As of 2005, one surviving example of the Coronado remains at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida."Would it be sacrilegious if I mentioned that the most fun I ever had was bringing Home a PBY which turned into a Florida static display.
The one I rode back from South America sits in Heritage Park at NAS Jacksonville."The PB2Y Coronado was a large flying boat patrol bomber designed by Consolidated Aircraft. As of 2005, one surviving example of the Coronado remains at the National Museum of Naval Aviation at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida."
That my be your bird, M118LR.
Dad's last tour was a Eglin AFB about 40 miles down the road.
Can confirm: the Naval aviation museum at Pensacola is nothing short of amazing.But I would advise anyone with a bent toward Old Navy Aircraft to visit the Museum in P-Cola.
Basically just more advanced in almost every category: bigger, larger payload, pressurized, remote control guns.how does the b- 29 compare against our good old lanc?