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Postage Stamp Planes PS5388-3
Boeing B-29A Superfortress Diecast Model
USAAF 468th BG, #44-61566 Jack's Hack, Tinian Island, 1945

1:200 Scale   Length   Width
Boeing B-29A Superfortress   6"   8.5"

The B-29 Superfortress was a four-engine, propeller-driven heavy bomber, and one of the largest aircraft used in World War II. An advanced bomber for its time, its features included remote controlled machine gun turrets and a pressurized cabin which allowed for high-altitude flight. Jack's Hack was named for her pilot Jack Volkert and was acquired by the New England Air Museum in 1973. Restoration began in 1998 in cooperation with the 58th Bomb Wing - the first unit to take the B-29 into combat in World War II and is meticulously maintained by volunteers.

Boeing B-29A Superfortress

Designed to meet an American need for a very heavy, long range bomber, the B-29 Superfortress was first flown on September 21st, 1942. The USAAF's intent in building the B-29 was to have an aircraft that was capable of winning the war through sheer destructive power-by destroying the enemy homeland. This mid-wing bomber had four 3,500 horsepower Pratt & Whitney engines. It required a crew of 10 specialists and gunners and had a sophisticated weapons system that included guns mounted in electrically powered turrets in the dorsal, ventral and tail positions. The guns were operated by internal periscope systems.

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Postage Stamp Planes

The "Postage Stamp Planes" range presents affordable, ready-made diecast models of military and civilian aircraft.

"Postage Stamp Planes" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic ordnance loads.

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