Boeing XB-29G Superfortress

Last revised April 17, 2000


A single Bell-built B-29 (44-24043) was modified as a testbed for General Electric jet engines and redesignated XB-29G. The engine was mounted on a cradle in the bomb bay which could be extended below the aircraft to test its operation in a fast airstream.

Sources:


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