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#### Fredrocker

##### Guest

**General characteristics**

**Crew:**11 (Pilot, Co-pilot, Bombardier, Flight Engineer, Navigator, Radio Operator, Radar Observer, Right Gunner, Left Gunner, Central Fire Control, Tail Gunner)**Length:**99 ft 0 in (30.18 m)**Wingspan:**141 ft 3 in (43.06 m)**Height:**27 ft 9 in (8.45 m)**Wing area:**1,736 sq ft (161.3 m²)**Aspect ratio:**11.50:1**Empty weight:**74,500 lb (33,800 kg)**Loaded weight:**120,000 lb (54,000 kg)**Max. takeoff weight:**133,500 lb (60,560 kg) ; 135,000 lb plus combat load**Powerplant:**4 × Wright R-3350 -23 and 23A*Duplex-Cyclone*turbosupercharged radial engines, 2,200 hp (1,640 kW) each**Zero-lift drag coefficient:**0.0241**Drag area:**41.16 ft² (3.82 m²)

**Performance**

**Maximum speed:**357 mph (310 knots, 574 km/h)**Cruise speed:**220 mph (190 knots, 350 km/h)**Stall speed:**105 mph (91 knots, 170 km/h)**Range:**3,250 mi (2,820 nmi, 5,230 km)**Ferry range:**5,600 mi (4,900 nmi, 9,000 km,[80])**Service ceiling:**31850 ft [26] (9,710 m)**Rate of climb:**900 ft/min (4.6 m/s)**Wing loading:**69.12 lb/sqft (337 kg/m²)**Power/mass:**0.073 hp/lb (121 W/kg)

**Lift-to-drag ratio:**16.8

**Armament**

**Guns:**- 8 or 10× .50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M2/ANs in remote-controlled turrets. (omitted from
*Silverplate*B-29s) - 2× .50 BMG and 1× 20 mm M2 cannon in tail position (the cannon was later removed)[N 11]

- 8 or 10× .50 in (12.7 mm) Browning M2/ANs in remote-controlled turrets. (omitted from
**Bombs:**20,000 lb (9,000 kg) standard loadout.

The Following is a picture of my Dad in front of his B-29 'Sllim II' stationed in Guam Dec 1944- June 1946... He was the Group's Radar Officer (Top Row on Left... Capt. Wigo E Brandt)