Airplane World War II USAF Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Bomber. Used to carry out the atomic bombings that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Enola Gay dropped the world's first atomic bomb on Hiroshima Japan by the US in an effort to bring to an end to WWII.
Although piloted by Paul Tibbets it took the skills. Of the entire crew to make the mission happen.
The entire mission was a gamble. Although tested on the ground the atomic bomb had never been tested with an actual drop from an airplane. AND it had to be armed while flying from Tinian to Hiroshima.
Getting to the target was the responsibility of the navigator. Navigator Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk was assigned as navigator on Enola Gay for the mission. Morris Richard Jeppson along with Rear Admiral William Sterling Parsons had the task of arming the device while in flight.
Japan's role was to remove the safety plugs on the device just before reaching the target area. Presented by RTM Display Models is a detailed 1/72 scale of the Enola Gay B-29 bomber aircraft which has been personally signed on a special signature plate by Navigator Van Kirk and assistant and Weaponeer Jeppson. The Enola Gay features all details possible in a 1/72 scale B-29 display model.
Authentic colors, markings, movable propellers and separate hand applied metal detailing make this B-29 the finest 1/72 scale model available. The signature plate comes attached to a fine natural finished mahogany wood display base. Ideal as a unique gift.The item "Airplane World War II USAF Boeing B-29 Enola Gay Bomber 17 Wood Model Aircraft" is in sale since Friday, September 2, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Transportation\Aviation\Military Aircraft\Other Military Aircraft Items". The seller is "atlantisgift" and is located in New York. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.