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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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