B-29 Superfortress

Country of Origin: United States
Images courtesy of the United States Air Force; click on image to display larger version

Specifications
Type: Long-range strategic bomber Manufacturer: Boeing
Armor Material: Aluminum alloy Armor Thickness: n/a
Length: 30.18 m Wingspan: 43.04 m
Weight: 61,225 kg (loaded) Maximum Speed: 600 kph
Powerplant: 4 x Wright R-3350-23 Cyclone 18-cylinder radials Horsepower: 2280 bhp each


Description
Threat Value: 5451 OTV: 1049.42 DTV: 468.66 MTV: 14,834
Size: 13 Default Size: 18 Crew: 11 Total Actions: 4
Cost: $3,773,537 Production Type: Mass Production Lemon Dice: 3

Movement
Primary Movement Mode: Flight Top/Combat/Stall Speeds: 20/12/5 (600/360/150 kph)
Secondary Movement Mode: Ground Combat/Top Speed: 15/30 (90/180 kph)
Maneuver: -3 Deployment Range: 6000 km

Electronics Rating & Range Armor
Sensors -2 / 2 km ground, 20 km air Light Damage 15
Communications -2 / 20 km ground, 200 km air Heavy Damage 30
Fire Control -1 Overkill 45

Crew
Pilot, copilot, bombardier, navigator, flight engineer, radio operator, radar operator, central fire control gunner, left side gunner, right side gunner, tail gunner

Perks
Name Rating Aux?
Autopilot
Backup Communications
Backup Fire Control
Chaff/Flare Dispensers (20 shots) ("Window" chaff packets to confuse enemy radar during target runs) 1 Y
ECM (radar jammers) 1 Y
Reinforced Chassis
Weapon Links (2 HMGs linked in each turret)

Flaws
Name Rating Aux?
Maximum Ceiling: 10 km 2
Overheating (takes light damage if moves at top speed for more than three turns)
Requires Airstrip

Defects
Name Rating Aux?
None

Weapons
Name Code Arc S M L EX Acc Dam Qty ROF Special Ammo
M2 machineguns in top forward turret HMG DT 1 2 4 8 0 x4 2 +3 Anti-Inf 2000 ea
M2 machineguns in top rear turret HMG DT 1 2 4 8 0 x4 2 +3 Anti-Inf 2000 ea
M2 machineguns in bottom forward turret HMG VT 1 2 4 8 0 x4 2 +3 Anti-Inf 2000 ea
M2 machineguns in bottom rear turret HMG VT 1 2 4 8 0 x4 2 +3 Anti-Inf 2000 ea
M2 machineguns in tail turret HMG Fixed Rr 1 2 4 8 0 x4 2 +3 Anti-Inf 2000 ea
Oerlikon 20mm autocannon LAC Fixed Rr 2 4 8 16 0 x8 1 +2 - 100
Internal bomb bays MB FF 0 0 0 0 -2 x15 2 +2 AE 0 12 ea

Variants
Increase the number of HMGs in the top forward turret to four with 2000 rounds each (all weapons linked), remove LAC (modified TV: 5700)

Notes
In a bid to match nuclear capabilities with the West after the Second World War, the Soviet Union built rivet-for-rivet copies of the B-29 as the Tupolev Tu-4 in the late 1940's. For more information, watch Stealing the Superfortress, which airs from time to time on the History Channel.


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