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B-29 Superfortress

A trio of allied B-29s

Enemy Superfortress

A hostile B-29

B-29 Superfortress is an aircraft that appears in Strikers video games. It first appeared in Strikers 1945 as an air cover support aircraft for P-51 Mustang before appearing as enemies in subsequent appearances.

BackgroundEdit

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber designed by Boeing which was flown primarily by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It was one of the largest aircraft operational during World War II and featured state of the art technology. It was the single most expensive weapons project undertaken by the United States in World War II, exceeding the cost of the Manhattan Project by between 1 and 1.7 billion dollars. It featured a pressurized cabin, all dual wheeled, tricycle landing gears, and a remote, computer-controlled fire-control system that directed four machine gun turrets that could be operated by a single gunner and a fire-control officer. A manned tail gun installation was semi-remote. The name "Superfortress" continued the pattern Boeing started with its well-known predecessor, the B-17 Flying Fortress. Designed for the high-altitude strategic bomber role, the B-29 also excelled in low-altitude nighttime incendiary bombing missions. One of the B-29's final roles during World War II was carrying out the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

TriviaEdit

  • This support aircraft, along with the Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, is exclusive to the first game.
  • The B-29 is the only support aircraft that becomes an enemy in later games.