This Boeing B-29 "Enola Gay" Army Air Corps aircraft Special Plaque Display model is in 1:72 scale. This spectacular model has a wingspan of 23 3/4" and is 17" in length. The B-29 Enola Gay is a Superfortress bomber flown by the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) which dropped the Little Boy atomic bomb in Hiroshima, Japan on the 6th of August 1945.
On the 6th of August 1945, the Enola Gay got twelve flight crews. This flight crews are Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr., the aircraft commander; Captain Robert Lewis, the co-pilot; Major Thomas Ferebee, the bombardier; Captain Theodore Van Kirk, the navigator; Lt. Jacob Beser, radar countermeasures and the only man who flew on both nuclear bombing aircraft; and Captain William Sterling Parsons known as Deak by the United States Navy, the weaponeer and bomb commander.
Theodore Van Kirk nicknamed Dutch was a United States Army Air Corps navigator. He became famous for his profession as the navigator of the Enola Gay when they attacked Hiroshima and dropped the first atomic bomb there.
Morris Richard Jeppson was a World War II Second Lieutenant for Army Air Corps. He was the assistant of Captain Sterling as a weaponeer of the Enola Gay when they attacked Hiroshima. His role was to remove those safety plugs from the weapon before it reaches the target area.
Working from exact aircraft blueprints, the majority of these beautiful replica models are hand sculptured by master craftsmen who use premium treated Philippine mahogany wood. Each model passes through several stages of sanding and priming before talented artists apply paint and detail. Extreme care is made to apply historically accurate aircraft markings and emblems. Before completion, each model receives several coats of clear lacquer to create not only a spectacular work of aviation art, but to insure each model will be a lasting addition to any airline or aircraft model collection.
All models come with a mahogany display stand to present your aircraft in style! Perfect item or gift for that Military Aviation memorabilia or Aircraft Model enthusiast! Please Click On Image For A Closer Look!