Specifications for the
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long Range Heavy Bomber
Focus Model: Boeing B-29A Superfortress
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: The Boeing Company - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1943
Production Total: 3,970
Length: 99.02 ft (30.18 m)
Width: 142.26 ft (43.36 m)
Height: 29.56ft (9.01 m)
Weight (Empty): 71,361 lb (32,369 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 141,102 lb (64,003 kg)
Powerplant: 4 x Wright R-3350-23 Cyclone Eighteen air-cooled radial piston engines developing 2,200 horsepower each.
Maximum Speed: 358 mph (576 kmh; 311 kts)
Maximum Range: 4,100 miles (6,598 km)
Service Ceiling: 31,808 ft (9,695 m; 6.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 526 feet-per-minute (160 m/min)
4 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns in electrically-operated dorsal turret
2 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns in electrically-operated under-nose turret
2 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns electrically-operated dorsal turret at rear fuselage.
2 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns electrically-operated turret under rear fuselage
2 x 12.7mm Browning M2 machine guns in tail turret emplacement.
1 x 20mm M2 cannon in tail turret emplacement.
Up to 20,000lbs of internal ordnance.
XB-29 - Prototype
Australia; United Kingdom; United States