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B-29 “Bockscar”

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The B-29 Superfortress was the successor to the B-17 Flying Fortress, and was used in bombing missions over Japan toward the end of World War II. Bockscar, the Superfortress on display at the National Museum of the Air Force, dropped the Fat Man atomic bomb on Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, three days after Enola Gay dropped another atomic bomb on Hiroshima. The B-29 remained in service throughout the 1950s.

Source/ more information: National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Photographer Lyle Jansma started creating 360º views of cockpits in 2005, and has documented historic aircraft in several collections, including the Heritage Flight Museum, Museum of Flight, Tillamook Air Museum, Evergreen Air & Space Museum, and the National Museum of the Air Force. A full set of his cockpit views is available on the ACI Cockpit360º App for iPads and iPhones. Keep visiting this site (airspacemag.com/cockpits) as we add to the gallery below.

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