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A second B-29 'Doc' soon to fly

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  1. mcoffee

    mcoffee Son-of-a-Gun(ner)

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    why not too many WW2 vehicles around?? no place to put them in a museum area?
     
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    Good news. Last time I checked early this year, the group was hoping to have it airborne for Oshkosh 2014. Hopefully they'll be on track for 2015.

    I've never been to Oshkosh before, but I might attend to see two B-29s in formation.
     
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    It's not in a museum, the plane is being restored in a Boeing hangar in Wichita.
     
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    Anyone with an interest in aviation owes themselves a trip to AirVenture at Oshkosh at least once in their lifetime. There is always a large contingent of WWII warbirds in attendance. Two B-29's flying together would be special.
     
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    There are numerous B-29s in museums, but the expense of restoring one to flight status is enormous.

    ENOLA GAY is in the Dulles annex of the Smithsonian; BOCK'S CAR is in the Air Force Musuem in Dayton. There are roughly 30 B-29s in the US and several in other countries. There is a B-29 gate guardian at an Air Reserve Base near me.

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    A few of my family members go every year and always ask me to come. I'll get around to it sometime. Its not that long of a drive from where I am in Ontario.
     
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    what I meant was, there are not too many WW2 vehicles in ''many'' cities of the US.....
     
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    it's a big airplane....these warbirds do not seem so big when you look at pics....you have to see them in person to realize their size...I saw a TBF one time, and was amazed how big it was...
     
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    I wonder if there are any Russian "B-29s" left...?
     
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    The Tu-4? Very few, you could probably count them on one hand. China also has some.
     
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    Just think, there'd be three if they hadn't burned up Kee Bird in that pooch screwed attempt.
     
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