Boeing B-29 Superfortress

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Boeing B-29 Superfortress
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Type Bomber aircraft, Military aircraft, Historical aircraft
Propulsion Piston aircraft, Four-engine aircraft
Manufacturer Boeing
Author(s)
  • Joshua Babcock
  • Vivian Meazza
FDM YASim, JSBSim
--aircraft= b29
b29-jsbsim

b29-magic

b29-yasim

b29-wingman
Status Early production
 FDM Stars-3.png
 Systems Stars-2.png
 Cockpit Stars-5.png
 Model Stars-4.png
Development
 Website The website for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress developments.
 Repository The development repository of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.
Download Download the Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft package for the current stable release (2017.2).
License GPLv2+

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine propeller powered heavy bomber that was flown by the United States Military in World War II and the Korean War, and by other nations afterwards (Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force). The name "Superfortress" was derived from that of its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress, and carried on a series of names for Boeing-built bombers followed by the B-52 Stratofortress.

It was the primary aircraft in the U.S. firebombing campaign against the Empire of Japan in the final months of World War II, and carried the atomic bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Aircraft help

Key Function
Ctrl+D Toggle bombbay doors
Ctrl+F Toggle cabin doors
n/N Propeller fine/coarse
t/T Adjust turbo pressure
j Jump to next seat

Start Routine

  1. increase throttle to one third
  2. select engine #1
  3. operate starter
  4. switch magnetos to ON
  5. repeat for the engines #2 - #4

Approach

  • flap 45 deg
  • speed 130-140 MPH IAS depending on auw
  • rpm 2100
  • turbo setting 0.8
  • boost(approx) 10 psi
  • touchdown speed: 95 - 110 MPH IAS depending on auw

External links