In the coming weekend at Ohio State will make its own final flight of the famous bomber since the 2nd World War II B-29. «For their survivability and firepower of these rotorcraft called» Superfortress » / Superfortress /.
After almost 70 years, the plane, named fighters gentle French naming «Phi Phi» until that time flies, as in the old-timey «- said Fox News Channel now second bomber pilot Paul Mapin. He noted that the aircraft took part in battles during the second world war, namely, the Japanese bombed the town of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. «Phi Phi» — The last of the combat B-29 remaining on the move «- identified pilot.
After the last flight, the plane will become a museum. Festive farewell «Superfortress» retired place in the town of Cincinnati airport Lanka. Invitations will be in the midst of veterans — pilots, radio operators and arrows, fought more than 60 years ago, on these machines. «In the eyes of many Yankees we raise in the air B-29, that they might see with our eyes the story that wrote America during the second world war», — said Paul Mapin.
South American strategic bomber B-29 was designed first 1940s. The first time these aircraft have been used in large-scale combat operations in the Land of the Rising Sun. Bombers operated from 1944 to 1960. They were also used during the Korean War / 1950-1953 /. Total has been built around four thousand B-29.