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B-29 Superfortress
National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History
Albuquerque, NM


B-29

B-29 on display at the Chanute AFB in central Illinois. Chanute closed down in the early 1990's. They had a great collection of aircraft on display around the base and in an airpark. Many of the display aircraft were moved to other USAF airbases prior to the new museum being established at Chanute. The B-36 went to Castle, and this B-29 went to Kirtland AFB, where it is being held until the opening of the new National Atomic Museum at the nearby Sandia National Laboratories.

This B-29 sat outside in the Midwest for many years and is now in need of restoration. The National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History is raising part of the funding for this project through Kickstarter. Please consider becoming part of the restoration team by donating to this historically significant project: B-29 Superfortress at Nuclear Museum.

Update—The new National Museum Of Nuclear Science & History is now open in Albuquerque, and it can be visited by the general public without having to enter Kirtland AFB. The B-29 was moved to the new museum site during the summer of 2009, and is on display with several other military aircraft.

Note—This aircraft has been referred to in the past as the ‘Duke Of Albuquerque’. That name was displayed on the aircraft for a short period of time for a reunion event. The aircraft does not have a nickname, and that decal is no longer on the aircraft. The real Duke was serial number 44-69829, but that aircraft no longer exists.

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