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B-29 Superfortress

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B-29 Superfortress
FNV B29 Superfortress Restored
locationCrashed B-29, Lake Mead
Nellis Air Force Base (after Volare!)
questsVolare!
base id001067f4 (sunken)
00105850 (with ballasts)
001067f5 (restored)
 
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The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine, propeller-driven, heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War.

BackgroundEdit

On July 21, 1948, one of these aircraft crashed into Lake Mead. 333 years later, the aircraft became an object of interest for the Boomers, who intend to raise it from the lake's bottom and restore to flyable condition, using parts from a museum B-29 that was kept at Nellis Air Force Base.

CharacteristicsEdit

The Boeing B-29 was a flying craft which was primarily designed to drop bombs. In addition to the offensive bombs, it contained 5 defensive guns: Two dorsal, two belly, and one tail gun.

AppearancesEdit

A B-29 Superfortress appears only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

  • A B-29 really crashed into Lake Mead on July 21, 1948. This was an F-13/RB-29 reconnaissance variant, which lost three engines on impact, and the fourth burst into flames. The difference in the Fallout version of this event is one of the earliest points of divergence in the Fallout timeline.
  • On August 6, 1945, a B-29 known as the Enola Gay was the first aircraft to ever drop a nuclear weapon. The B-29 continued service well into the Cold War, but was phased out by 1960 for newer bombers.
  • The "Circle A" tail code corresponds to the 106th Bombardment Wing, based at March Air Force Base from 1951-1952.[1]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 106th Rescue Wing on Wikipedia

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