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B-29 Superfortress Fifi 1/72 Scale Model Aircraft

B-29 Superfortress Fifi 1/72 Scale Model Aircraft
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Price: $165.95
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Model: AB29FT
Dimensions: Length: 17.00 x Span: 23.75

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This collectible B-29 represents FiFi for years the world's only flyable B-29, now owned and operated by the Commemorative Air Force. This detailed model B-29 shows the advanced Superfortresses that helped speed the end of World War II through deadly air raids on Japanese cities in 1945. Painstakingly built from Philippine mahogany by our skilled craftsmen with a wealth of detail, this 1/72-scale model B-29 makes a great gift for any aviation enthusiast or history buff.

This model of the B-29 "Fifi" is a B-29 rescued from a bombing range at the Naval Air Weapons Center China Lake in 1971.  In just nine weeks, a Commemorative Air Force, then known as the Confederate Air Force, restored systems, replaced fuel, electrical and hydraulic lines, and tested the props and engines.  On Aug. 3, 1971, the B-29 SN44-62070 took to the sky again for the 6-hour, 38-minute flight to the CAF's headquarters, then in Harlingen, Texas. Complete restoration took until 1974, when the B-29 was christened Fifi and spent years thrilling audiences at air shows nationwide. Fifi is now undergoing engine work at Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Texas and CAF officials hope this unique aircraft will soon be flying again.

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