B-29 Superfortress - 781

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The biggest yet, this fabulous kit of the Boeing Superfortress, the "Bomber that won the war" is 23 1/2 inches in wing span and contains over 200 authentically detailed parts. The remotely controlled guns of the full size aircraft are faithfully reproduced in the model as are the operating bomb doors revealing a full load of bombs. Airfix research in co-operation with the Boeing Company and the American Aviation Historical Society has brought about the most impressive and accurate model to date. The optional transfers included give a choice of two of the most famous Superfortresses, "Joltn Josie" or "Eddie Allen". - Taken from the 4th edition catalogue (1966)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Boeing B-29 'Superfortress' from B-29 Superfortress.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Boeing B-29 Superfortress from Boeing B-29 'Superfortress'.

1983 edition catalogue, listed as B-29 Superfortress from Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

1987 edition catalogue, recorded as a new kit.

1987 edition catalogue, listed as Boeing B-29 Superfortress from B-29 Superfortress.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 7
Rarity of early version: Rare
First Issued: 1966

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 781
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 781
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 781
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 781
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 781
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 781
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 07001-4
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 07001-4
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 07001-4
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 07001-4
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 07001-4
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 07001-4
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 07001-4
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 07001-4
1982 Edition Ref: 07001-4
1983 Edition Ref: 9 07001
1987 Edition Ref: 07001
1988 Edition Ref: 07001
1989 Edition Ref: 07001
1990 Edition Ref: 07001
1992 Edition Ref: 07001
1993 Edition Ref: 07001
1994 Edition Ref: 07001
1995 Edition Ref: 07001
1996 Edition Ref: 07001
1997 Edition Ref: 07001
1998 Edition Ref: 07001
1999 Edition Ref: 07001
2000 Edition Ref: 07001
2001 Edition Ref: 07001
2002 Edition Ref: 07001
2003 Edition Ref: 07001
2004 Edition Ref: 07001
2005 Edition Ref: 07001
2006 Edition Ref: 07001
2007 Edition Ref: 07001
2008 Edition Ref: A07001

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