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In December of 1945 Army Air Force redesignated the improved B-29D to B-50, a new aircraft not involved in \VW2 production. It was not a complete lie, the B-50 had a new wing structure, completely new engines. and a new tail assembly - more than half of the original design was to be replaced with new components. Besides the change in wing structure the B-50 also had much larger naps in order to shorten the take-off and landing distance. The vertical fin and rudder was five feet taller than the B29.
DING HOW (42-0358) at the Tupolev factory In 1945 after having been forced down at Vladivostok on 21 November 1944. The American aircrew was eventually returned, but the aircraft was not. (Hans-Heir! Stapler) (Above) The RAMP TRAMP, a 771st BS B-29, was forced by low fuel to land at Vladivostok, Russia In November of 1944. It was one of three used by Tupolev to bu lid an exact copy for use by the Soviet Air Force. (Hans-Helrl Stapl er) (Below) A lineup of Tu-4 bombers, code named BULL by NATO, is seen at an alrfleld outside of Moscow In the mld-1950s.
The basic design of the B-29 was modified in 1946 to create a large transpon aircraft under the designa:ion Tu-70. Tupolev had combined a longer and wider fuselage, a typically Tupolev stepped nose. with the wings and tai l or the Tu-4, and powered by the same ASh-73TK engines. Capable or carryi ng 70 passengers, the fuselage was l 7 feet longer and 2 feet wider than the Tu-4 bomber. To be built as a commercial transpon for Acroflot. the Tu-70 was suddenly canceled without going into production.
B-29 Superfortress in Action (Aircraft in Action, Volume 165) by Larry Davis