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B-29 Superfortress in Action

B-29 Superfortress in Action Book Review

By David L. Veres

Date of Review June 2012 Title B-29 Superfortress in Action
Author David Doyle Publisher Squadron/Signal Publications
Published 2012 ISBN 978-0897476492
Format 88 pages, softbound MSRP (USD) $18.95


Just because you have earlier “In Action” coverage of Boeing’s legendary B-29, don’t shun this convenient compendium.

Call it a “one-stop” Superfortress source.  Squadron/Signal’s contents course through every operational and experimental version – XB-29, YB-29, B-29, B-29A, B-29B, XB-39, and XB-44.  Coverage also outlines the “Silverplate” atomic bombers and landmark X-1 carrier – as well as F-13, F-13A, SB-29, KB-29, EB-29, WB-29, and P2B variants.

Over 245 photos – including 90 in full color – supplement text.  Add plenty of aircraft details – including evocative nose art.  And this volume superbly supplements any B-29 model project.  Only the iconic “In Action” centerfold of color profiles goes AWOL in this latest iteration.

It’s also the perfect companion to Squadron/Signal’s recent B-29 Superfortress Walk Around – another excellent source of modeling minutiae on Boeing’s martial masterpiece.


My sincere thanks to Squadron/Signal Publications for this review sample!