B-29 "Enola Gay" Mahogany Model
Introducing the ready-to-ship B-29 mahogany model. This 1/72 scale model was handmade with precision and accuracy to produce the finest model that will be the centerpiece of your collection for years to come. This model is a perfect gift for pilots and aviation enthusiasts alike. Not too big or too small, this model features a wingspan of 23.75 inches and a length of 17 inches. This model features a very accurate paint scheme with realistic panel lines.
About this Model:
Your model will be delivered exactly as shown in the photographs with the exact same paint scheme. The stand shown in this photograph may vary or change with the model you receive. If you would like to change this model in any other way, please visit our Custom Model section of our website to commission a customized model to be built.
History of the B-29 "Enola Gay":
The B-29 'Enola Gay' is a Superfortress bomber flown by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) which dropped the "Little Boy" atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on the 6th of August 1945. On the 6th of August 1945, the Enola Gay got twelve flight crews. This flight crews are Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., the aircraft commander; Captain Robert Lewis, the co-pilot; Major Thomas Ferebee, the bombardier; Captain Theodore Van Kirk, the navigator; Lt. Jacob Beser, radar countermeasures and the only man who flew on both nuclear bombing aircraft; and Captain William Sterling Parsons known as Deak by the United States Navy, the weaponeer and bomb commander. Theodore Van Kirk nicknamed Dutch was a United States Army Air Corps navigator. He became famous for his profession as the navigator of the Enola Gay when they attacked Hiroshima and dropped the first atomic bomb there. Morris Richard Jeppson was a World War II Second Lieutenant for Army Air Corps. He was the assistant of Captain Sterling as a weaponeer of the Enola Gay when they attacked Hiroshima. His role was to remove those safety plugs from the weapon before it reaches the target area.