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SaintLouieWoman
05-29-2011, 10:17 AM
A 360 degree view from the pilot's seat (http://www.davidpalermo.com/data/slideshow/4/enolagay/index.html)

fettpett
05-29-2011, 10:41 AM
that is very cool

Starbuck
05-29-2011, 11:47 AM
Dang! Talk about an all-bidness look, that's it.

I had not realized until I saw the video that the B-29 was pressurized. The B-17 wasn't, and that left a whole bunch of problems. But it was cheap, and that counted, too.


The crew enjoyed, for the first time in a bomber, full-pressurization comfort. This first-ever cabin pressure system for an Allied production bomber was developed for the B-29 by Garrett AiResearch. [N 4] The nose and the cockpit were pressurized, but the designers were faced with deciding whether to have bomb bays that were not pressurized, between fore and aft pressurized sections, or a fully pressurized fuselage with the need to de-pressurize to drop their loads. The decision was taken to have a long tunnel over the two bomb bays so that crews could crawl back and forth between the fore and aft sections, with both areas and the tunnel pressurized. The bomb bays were not pressurized
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress

fettpett
05-29-2011, 12:29 PM
Dang! Talk about an all-bidness look, that's it.

I had not realized until I saw the video that the B-29 was pressurized. The B-17 wasn't, and that left a whole bunch of problems. But it was cheap, and that counted, too.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_B-29_Superfortress

caused problems, but also probably saved any number of men and machines since they didn't have to worry about the men dying from depressuriziation when the planes got damaged