The B-29 Doc

Wilkinson, Stephan
July 2007
Aviation History;Jul2007, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p10
The article reports on the restoration of Doc, a B-29 aircraft manufactured by Boeing Aircraft Co. at Wichita, Kansas. According to a report, the airplane will essentially be brand-new, with zero-timed engines, when it flies again. Until February 2007, Doc was being rebuilt in a Boeing hangar in Wichita by a team of volunteers that included several Boeing employees.


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