What was the name of the B-29 bomber that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima?
#65538. Asked by myjoey. (May 10 06 7:49 AM)
The "Enola Gay" piloted by Paul Tibbets bombed Hiroshima, the "Bock's Car" piloted by Charles Sweeney bombed Nagasaki. |
ENOLA GAY |
Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft Company
Assembler: Glenn L. Martin Company,
AAF Serial Number: 44-86292
Engine: Four Wright R-3350-57 Cyclone
Horsepower: 2,200 hp/engine
Wingspan: 141 ft. 3 in.
Height: 29 ft. 7 in.
Weight: #70,140 empty
Propellers: Curtiss Electric four-blade 16 ft. 7 in.
Maximum Speed: 360 mph (576 km/h) at 25,000 ft.
Stalling Speed: 125 mph
Range: 3,250 miles Loaded
Crew: 12 (usually 10)
Armament: 20,000 bomb (other B29s were equipped with 10 machine guns and a 1x20 mm cannon)
Enola Gay was Paul Tibbets' mother. The plane was named that the night before the mission.|
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