B-29/B-50 Superfortress, Vol. 2 - Post-World War II and Korea

Author(s): David Doyle

Aviation

The largest and most advanced US aircraft to see combat in WWII, the B-29 Superfortress was also the most expensive weapons system of the war, even exceeding the cost of developing the atomic bomb. Not surprisingly, the aircraft remained a part of the US arsenal in the following years and again saw combat in Korea. The evolution of the B-29 into the B-50 is covered in this book--the second of two volumes--as is the B-50's part as an early nuclear deterrent. Not only is the production of these aircraft illustrated, so are the host of adaptations, from mother ship to X-planes to weather and refueling aircraft. This volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of these later versions through photos gathered from around the world.

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General Fields

  • : 9780764360787
  • : Schiffer Publishing, Limited
  • : Schiffer Military History
  • : November 2020
  • : 1.9 Centimeters X 22.8 Centimeters X 22.8 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 128
  • : David Doyle
  • : 128
  • : Hardback
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : English