• Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by in Australia Technology

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    Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center: B-29 Superfortress “Enola Gay”
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    Image by Chris Devers
    Quoting Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum | Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Enola Gay":

    Boeing’s B-29 Superfortress was the most sophisticated propeller-driven bomber of World War II and the first bomber to house its crew in pressurized compartments. Although designed to fight in the European theater, the B-29 found its niche on the other side of the globe. In the Pacific, B-29s delivered a variety of aerial weapons: conventional bombs, incendiary bombs, mines, and two nuclear weapons.

    On August 6, 1945, this Martin-built B-29-45-MO dropped the first atomic weapon used in combat on Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later, Bockscar (on display at the U.S. Air Force Museum near Dayton, Ohio) dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. Enola Gay flew as the advance weather reconnaissance aircraft that day. A third B-29, The Great Artiste, flew as an observation aircraft on both missions.

    Transferred from the United States Air Force.

    Boeing Aircraft Co.
    Martin Co., Omaha, Nebr.


    Country of Origin:
    United States of America

    Overall: 900 x 3020cm, 32580kg, 4300cm (29ft 6 5/16in. x 99ft 1in., 71825.9lb., 141ft 15/16in.)

    Polished overall aluminum finish

    Physical Description:
    Four-engine heavy bomber with semi-monoqoque fuselage and high-aspect ratio wings. Polished aluminum finish overall, standard late-World War II Army Air Forces insignia on wings and aft fuselage and serial number on vertical fin; 509th Composite Group markings painted in black; "Enola Gay" in black, block letters on lower left nose.

    Question by chezzam: Whats the difference between an electroboard and other brand smart boards?
    Our local preschool (in NSW, Australia) wants to buy a smart board. 1 teacher insists that the Electroboard is the way to go because thats what all the schools use so it means the children will be more familiar with it once they move on to school. I feel that if the board works the same way as the electroboard then it doesn’t matter what brand we get.
    Also any advice about smart boards or interactive whiteboards and the cheapest places to buy them in Australia would be much appreciated.

    Best answer:

    Answer by Peter
    There are a lot of differences between different brands of Interactive Whiteboards. Some that are suitable for some ages of children are not suitable for others.

    Promethean (ActivBoards) and the smartboards (that lot of people call electroboards) are the two most common brands in the market.

    You really need to talk to people who sell both boards as it is service and support that will probably make the most difference to you and your school. IWBs like all technology will not always work as we want it to and you will have little questions that need answering. You should consider who responds to your questions the fastest, as in reality this will make sure that which ever IWB you buy you get the most value from it.

    On ‘what the children will be more familiar…’ in general technology changes so quickly (ipads were not around much before 12 months ago) that what ever technology they will be using in pre-school, it will not be the same technology they are using by grade 2 or 3.

    If you google Activboard and smart board you will find the list of people that you can buy from cheapest.

    I hope this helps.


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