USAAF B-29A "Enola Gay or Bockscar bomber aircraft model kit 1/72
USAAF B-29A "Enola Gay or Bockscar bomber aircraft model kit 1/72 USAAF B-29A "Enola Gay or Bockscar bomber aircraft model kit 1/72 USAAF B-29A "Enola Gay or Bockscar bomber aircraft model kit 1/72
$33.50

Kit# 12528

Among the features and options in each kit:

  • Nicely detailed flight deck and bombardier's station
  • Nicely detailed rear compartment (though you can't really see this after assembly)
  • Nice bomb bays with interconnecting crew pressure tunnel
  • Positionable landing flaps
  • Positionable bomb bay doors
  • Positionable landing gear
  • Choice of cuffed or uncuffed propellers (the two subjects in this kit used cuffed propellers)
  • Choice of Little Boy (Enola Gay/Hiroshima) or Fat Man (Bockscar/Nagasaki) weapons

The kit provides markings for the following aircraft:

  • B-29-45-MO, 44-86292, 509 OG, Tinian AB, 1945, 'Enola Gay'
  • B-29-35-MO, 44-27297, 509 OG, Tinian AB, 1945, 'Bockscar'

The Academy B-29 is regarded as the best B-29 produced in 1/72 scale and it is also a straightforward build.