B-29 Enola Gay Desktop Model Airplane (OUT OF STOCK)
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About the B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":
The Enola Gay (B-29-45-MO, serial number 44-86292, (victor number 82) was assigned to the USAAF's 393d Bombardment Squadron, Heavy, 509th Composite Group. The bomber was one of 15 B-29s with the "Silverplate" modifications necessary to deliver atomic weapons. Enola Gay was built by the Glenn L. Martin Company at its Bellevue, Nebraska, plant at what is now known as Offutt Air Force Base and was personally selected by Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., commander of the 509th Composite Group, on 9 May 1945 while still on the assembly line. This would be the B-29 that he would use to fly the atomic bomb mission.
The Enola Gay was accompanied by two other B-29s, Necessary Evil which was used as a camera plane to photograph the explosion and effects of the bomb and carry scientific observers, and The Great Artiste which was the blast measurement instrumentation aircraft.
The aircraft was accepted by the USAAF on 18 May 1945, and assigned to Crew B-9 (Captain Robert A. Lewis, aircraft commander), who flew the bomber from Omaha to the 509th's base at Wendover Army Air Field, Utah on 14 June 1945. Thirteen days later, the aircraft left Wendover for Guam, where it received a bomb bay modification and flew to Tinian on 6 July. It was originally given the victor number "12," but on 1 August was given the circle R tail markings of the 6th Bomb Group as a security measure and had its victor changed to "82" to avoid misidentification with actual 6th BG aircraft.
Showcase Models has a huge selection of aviation collectibles for you to choose from. One of their highly accurate airplane models design is the B-29 Superfortress. The B-29 Enola Gay is a hand-carved wood model plane built from a chosen type of mahogany wood and die-cast metal that makes it perfect to be displayed at your home or your ceiling to have a flying effect. Relive your memories and admiration with this aircraft, and have your own B-29 desktop model airplane displayed at your home or office.
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