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Aviation History And Aircraft Photography
B-29 Superfortress
KAI Aerospace Museum
Sachon, South Korea


B-29

This series of photos shows the B-29 that was recovered from China Lake in the early 1970s and donated to the Republic of Korea Air Force museum at the Yoido airbase. Since that time, the Korean Aerospace Industries developed and opened a new air and space museum in Sachon. The B-29 was moved to Sachon in 1995, and went on display at the new KAI museum in the early 2000s.

These photos were kindly offered to me by Mr. Jeyon Park, a resident of South Korea. Mr. Park visited the museum on December 14, 2008, and took the five photos that are included on this page. These photos show that the Superfortress is in excellent condition and is being well taken care of. The aircraft looks like it just rolled off of the assembly line.

I normally only use my own photography. The fun of doing this website is tracking down all of these aircraft, and visiting them in person to take the photos. However, it is not likely that I am going to get a chance to visit South Korea in the near future, so in this case, I used photos that were contributed by another photographer.


B-29
The photo above is the guide sign that is posted in front of the nose of the aircraft. The sign includes both Korean and English text. The photo below is port side inboard engine nacelle.

B-29
B-29
The photo above is the rear of the bomb bay, while the photo below shows the front of the bomb bay. The tunnel that runs from the front to the back of the aircraft is visible in the top of the photo below. The round center circle is a hatch in the front pressure compartment that allows access to the bomb bay in flight.

B-29

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