Title: Boeing B-29 Superfortress

The B-29 was designed to a specification issued in 1940 for a very long range trans-oceanic bomber and first flew in 1942. It was much more advanced than the B-17 being fully pressurised with remotely operated gun turrets. In spite of its complexity, size and cost, over 4,000 were built, remaining in operational service until well past the Korean War.

It is most well known as the aircraft which dropped the two atomic bombs at the end of WW2. A heavier and more powerful version was built as the B-50.

We offer two titles on this famous bomber which include four flight manuals for several variants of the Boeing B-29 series. Each title is US$9.95. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAAF Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the B-29, AN 01-20EJ-1 dated 20-8-43, with approx 128 pages. Probably one of the first USAAF flight manuals for the B-29.
  • USAAF Airplane Commanders Training Manual for the B-29, AAF Manual 51-126-6 dated December 1945, with approx 180 pages. This is the last edition of this manual, superseding the Brown covered edition, which itself superseded the original grey covered manual.
  • USAAF training publication titled “How not to Fly the B-29”, Volume One No 2, containing five case studies of B-29 accidents, undated with approx 12 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • USAF Flight Handbook for the YB-29J, AN 01-20EJAC-1 dated 15-12-50 with approx 124 pages.
  • USAF Flight Handbook for the KB-29P, AN 01-20EJAB-1 dated 15-4-50 revised to 1-8-51 with approx 139 pages. (The performance section pages are missing from this manual.)