AIR: An Excellent Airplane

News writers, aviation experts and other insiders had become well acquainted in recent months with the Army's big new B-29 bomber, but to the public at large the Superfortress was a nebulous thing of mystery and hope. What the people waited for was the B-29's baptism in combat. That came last week, with a dramatic raid on Japan's steel industry (see WORLD BATTLEFRONTS). Then the War Department allowed Boeing to tell nearly everything about its current prize package.

Some details of performance and fire power were still purposely blurred. The B-29 has...

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