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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (N69972)
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Boeing B-29 Superfortress (N69972)

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dodonfred
Awesome picture - wish I were there!
roland pfeifer
Why were most of them not painted except for the nose art.
Theo Barker
Roland, in a word: weight, primarily.
marylou anderson
What a great airsho that must have been. Keep the great pics coming!
Joseph Immermann
Roland - by late in the war our bases in England were not nearly as vulnerable to attack, so camo no longer needed as much from that standpoint, and the bomber formations had such a massive visual signature from the exhaust contrails that camo did not really matter much in the air either. I suppose if you were a straggler flying alone you would want camo, but for the most part late in the war it was just not as necessary.
Mark Loupe
Most paint for those size aircraft weigh between 2-4000#. It saves fuel and maintenance.
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
18-Apr-2024 UnknownNear Near Stjordal, Nord First seen 04:53PM CEST Last seen 05:52PM CEST 0:59
18-Apr-2024 UnknownCharleston Intl/AFB ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 09:27AM EDT 09:55AM EDT 0:28
17-Apr-2024 UnknownCharleston Intl/AFB ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 07:29PM EDT 07:55PM EDT 0:26
17-Apr-2024 UnknownCharleston Intl/AFB ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 06:11PM EDT 06:51PM EDT 0:39
17-Apr-2024 UnknownFort Smith Rgnl (Ebbing Fld Angb) ()Charleston Intl/AFB () 11:07AM CDT 04:04PM EDT 3:56
16-Apr-2024 UnknownNorthwest Arkansas Ntl ()Fort Smith Rgnl (Ebbing Fld Angb) () 03:23PM CDT 05:07PM CDT 1:43
16-Apr-2024 UnknownNorthwest Arkansas Ntl ()Northwest Arkansas Ntl () 12:38PM CDT 01:09PM CDT 0:30
16-Apr-2024 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Northwest Arkansas Ntl () 11:17AM CDT 12:17PM CDT 0:59
16-Apr-2024 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Wichita Eisenhower () 08:45AM CDT 09:13AM CDT 0:28
16-Apr-2024 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Wichita Eisenhower () 07:56AM CDT 08:38AM CDT 0:42
14-Apr-2024 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Wichita Eisenhower () 05:40PM CDT 06:06PM CDT 0:26
14-Apr-2024 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Wichita Eisenhower () 03:40PM CDT 04:06PM CDT 0:25
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