Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: View of south hangar, including B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”, a glimpse of this Air France Concorde, and many more
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Area Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":
Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress ended up being more advanced propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the very first bomber to accommodate its team in pressurized compartments. Although built to battle inside European movie theater, the B-29 discovered its niche on the other side of this world. When you look at the Pacific, B-29s delivered a number of aerial weapons: mainstream bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, as well as 2 atomic tools.
On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped 1st atomic tool utilized in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. 3 days later, Bockscar (on display within U.S. Air power Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped an extra atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew once the advance weather reconnaissance plane that day. A 3rd B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation plane on both missions.
Moved through the United States Of America Air Power.
Nation of Origin:
United States of America
In general: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)
Polished total aluminum finish
Four-engine hefty bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Refined aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on straight fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower remaining nose.