UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH FIFI

The Commemorative Air Force’s B-29A FIFI is one of only two Superfortresses fl ying in the world. James Careless caught up with the bomber in Gatineau, Quebec, during her annual fund-raising tour of North America.

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The graceful lines of B-29A Superfortress FIFI (NX529B) in the air. AirTeamImages/Simon Willson

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress is forever associated with the atomic bomb drops on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But there’s much more to this World War Two aircraft than that – when you get to view the B-29 in person – as I did in August – you discover all kinds of 73-year-old technical innovations that make your jaw drop.

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