USAAF B-29A 'Old Battler' 1/72 Academy

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The B-29A was employed as a long-range heavy bomber to attack the Japanese mainland from distant bases in China and the Pacific islands. The B-29A was the first aircraft to deliver an atomic bomb in 1945 and served the United States Army Air Force and the United States Air Force well into the 1950’s.

Please see the paint guide below for the manufacturer’s suggested colors.


Product Details:

Scale: 1/72
Skill Level: 2
Length: 16.6”
Height: 4.6”
Parts: 160+
- Painting and assembly required
- 10 sprues
- Molded in grey plastic
- One decal sheet
- Clear parts
- Detailed cockpit interiors and bomb bay
- Fully engraved panel lines and rivet details
- Optional position landing gear and bomb bay door

- Includes decals and paint guides for the following versions:

  1. B-29 (42-6251) ‘Old Battler’, 678th BS, 444th BG, 58th BW, India, late 1944
  2. B-29 (42-93828) ‘Monsoon Goon’, 794th BS, 468th BG, 58th BW, India, late 1944
  3. B-19 (42-6242) ‘Esso Express’ tanker converted, 794th BS, 468th BG, 58th BW, India, late 1944
  4. B-29 ( 42-6223) ‘Lady Boomerang’, 770th BS, 462nd BG, 58th BW, India, late 1944
  5. B-29 (42-6254) ‘Hump Happy Pappy’ tanker converted, 45th BS, 40th BG, 58th BW, India, late 1944

- Illustrated instructions and paint guides

Paint Guide:

Flat Black
Tan FS 30219
Zinc Chromate Type 1 FS 34151
Silver FS 17178
Olive Drab FS 34087
Neutral Grey FS 36320
Burnt Iron
Yellow FS 13538
Clear Red
Clear Blue
White FS 37875 (for options A & C only above)