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B-29 Superfortress
FNV B29 Superfortress Restored.png
Weapons10 .50 machine guns spread across four turrets
~20,000 lbs of explosives
LocationCrashed B-29, Lake Mead
Nellis Air Force Base (after Volare!)

The B-29 Superfortress is a four-engine propeller-driven heavy bomber that was flown primarily by the United States of America during World War II and the Korean War.


On July 21, 1948, one of these aircraft, flown by a crew from the 44th Bombardment Group,[1] crashed into Lake Mead while performing atmospheric research. 333 years later, the aircraft became an object of interest for the Boomers, who intend to raise it from the lake's bottom and restore it to working order, using parts from a museum airplane that was kept at Nellis Air Force Base and ethanol[2] for fuel.


The Boeing B-29 heavy bomber was an aircraft which first entered service in 1944. On August 6, 1945, the Enola Gay, a B-29, was the first aircraft to ever drop a nuclear weapon. The B-29 continued service well into the Cold War, but was phased out by the year 1960 for newer bombers.


A B-29 Superfortress appears in Fallout: New Vegas and in Fallout 4 as a part of a mural.

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