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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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16-Jun-2019 UnknownWhiteman Afb ()Wichita Eisenhower () 05:16PM CDT 06:28PM CDT 1:12
16-Jun-2019 UnknownWhiteman Afb ()Whiteman Afb () 02:50PM CDT 03:10PM CDT 0:19
14-Jun-2019 UnknownSpringfield ()Whiteman Afb () 04:29PM CDT 05:11PM CDT 0:42
14-Jun-2019 UnknownSpringfield ()Springfield () 11:37AM CDT 12:13PM CDT 0:36
14-Jun-2019 UnknownSpringfield ()Springfield () 09:30AM CDT 10:07AM CDT 0:37
13-Jun-2019 UnknownWichita Eisenhower ()Springfield () 04:36PM CDT 05:58PM CDT 1:21
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