Ian Allan, 1st ed., 1978. 176 pp., cold., + b&w photo-ills. D.j., 30 x 22cm. FINE. The B-29 Superfortress was 'the pivotal airplane in the long and difficult transition from a subservient strategic air force to an Independent United States Air Force.' She is possibly best remembered for her wartime service in the skies over Japan and for dropping the first ' and then the second ' atomic bomb. This superb evocation of a great aircraft at war is by a distinguished American aviation writer and is a superb contribution to the acclaimed Ian Allan series.