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B29 pictures (I think)
« on: June 16, 2012, 03:14:24 AM »
I am about 97% sure these pictures are of the B29 that has been sitting on the bottom of Lake Mead, Nv since 1948.  Those that know where it is for sure don't like to share.

Anyways don't pay attention to the temp, etc since I snagged most of these screen shots off a re-play in the garage when I got home this evening.  (Odd it doesn't show the recorded temp, etc/maybe because I started it in simulator mode?)



















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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 07:10:04 AM »
Very interesting!  The last one still flying flew over my house last weekend.  It didn't have the climb rate of the big jets, and was very low, so I got a good look at it.  The B-29 was visiting for a show at Bradley Field in CT.  I was thrilled to see it.  My Dad flew as tail gunner in B-17s.

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2012, 10:46:17 AM »
Wolf4ever, wonderful pix. I read a story about this aircraft w/sonar pix some time ago and the pix with the big money machine were not as good as yours pix!!

Must be operator technique! :)

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2012, 09:28:29 PM »
Here is the documented way the plane is laying on the floor of Lake Mead:

http://www.nps.gov/lake/historyculture/upload/B-29_site_plan.pdf

The rest of that site:

http://www.nps.gov/lake/historyculture/b29bomber.htm

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2012, 03:56:30 AM »
Hi Wolf

Good pictures and together with the B-29 plan is it a good exercise to interpret sonar records.

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2012, 05:59:35 AM »
Was it at 36 11.503, -114 24.234?

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2012, 10:48:04 AM »
W/o going out to the boat and putting in those coordinates that looks about right on google earth.

Nice user name.  I haven't touched Ham radio in ~25 years...  I have kept my license up though.  NI7A.  I was the youngest extra class license holder in Montana way back when.  I was 14 when I passed that exam  (1982 or so).  I started out at 12.
« Last Edit: June 17, 2012, 01:54:04 PM by wolfs4evr »

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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012, 02:46:29 PM »
Some cool pictures there wolfs4evr!

My Dad was a Ham many years ago before you got your license.  He was (if I remember right) WA4CFI.  He said it stood for Corn Fed Iowan but we said it stood for Corn Fed Idiot!  Not to his face though…  He had many awards from the ARRL and was a member of MARS.  I know we would spend hours parked on county and state lines being very quite while he ‘worked’ both areas.
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Re: B29 pictures (I think)
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