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Atlas Editions Bombers of World War II 4646-107
Boeing B-29 Superfortress Diecast Model
USAAF 509th Composite Group, #44-27297 Bockscar, Nagasaki, Japan, August 9th 1945

1:144 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-29 Superfortress   8.25"   11.75"

BOCKS CAR, (occasionally Bock's Car or Bocks Car) is the name of the U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 bomber (Serial Number 44-27297) which dropped the second nuclear weapon ever used in warfare, on Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945. The weapon was known as "Fat Man". This historic aircraft is sometimes referred to as "Bocks Car" or "Bock's Car". The name painted on the aircraft after the mission (above) has no apostrophe and it is painted in all capital letters. BOCKS CAR is on display at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio.

Boeing B-29 Superfortress

Designed to meet an American need for a very heavy, long range bomber, the B-29 Superfortress was first flown on September 21st, 1942. The USAAF's intent in building the B-29 was to have an aircraft that was capable of winning the war through sheer destructive poweróby destroying the enemy homeland. This mid-wing bomber had four 3,500 horsepower Pratt & Whitney engines. It required a crew of 10 specialists and gunners and had a sophisticated weapons system that included guns mounted in electrically powered turrets in the dorsal, ventral and tail positions. The guns were operated by internal periscope systems.

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Atlas Editions Bombers of World War II

The Atlas Editions "Bombers of World War II" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:144 scale.

Atlas Editions diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.

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