B-29A 'Superfortress' / "Jack's Hack"
Head on view of the display hall
A great shot of the nose art from the mezzanine.
A great shot of the port side from the mezzanine.
Side view of the display hall
Side view of bombardier's position
View of the cockpit from the pressure hull hatch just forward of the bomb bay. The Navigator sat at the left, the Radioman to the right.
The cockpit as seen from next to the Engineer's position.
The pilot's position.
Overlooking the bombardier's position.
The forward section of the Radioman's position.
Looking aft at the Radioman's position
Looking up at the access tunnel that leads to the rear compartments. This tunnel is approximately 3 feet in diameter and allows the crew to safely move about in the pressurized cabin while bypassing the bomb bay. At the top you can see the window where the Navigator could shoot the stars to get a rough positioning. Using this method took approximately 12 minutes and was used as a last resort.
The hatch leading from the forward pressurized compartment to the front bomb bay.
A view of the massive tail, rear top and bottom turrets and the waist gunner's view port.
Rear bottom turret and display hall
Just aft of the rear pressurized cabin's hatch, this looks over the rear bottom turret's magazine to the Tail Gunner's position.
A view of the port wing, including the #1 and #2 engines from the rear port hatch, just aft of the radar position's pressure hull door.
The Radar position looking forward from the pressure hatch. In the center is the top rear gun turret. To the right is the Right Waist Gunner's position.
Missions to Japan typically were 15+ hours long. So even the basic necessities had to be considered. This commode is next to the Radar position.
Crew intercom headset hanging on the bulkhead just aft of the Right Waist Gunner's position.
The Right Waist Gunner's position.
Affectionately known as "The Barber's Chair", this position controlled the top gun turrets.
Looking up from the "Barber's Chair", this sight and computer controlled the top turrets.
Left Waist Gunner's position.
Performing maintenance on the #4 engine.
Boeing B-29A 'Superfortress' #1 Engine
Boeing B-29A 'Superfortress'
#4 engine and main gear
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