Boeing B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II"

The South Dakota Air and Space Museum is located just outside the gate of Ellsworth Air Force Base and is a major national repository of historic Air Force airplanes. It is free and open to the public.

This fine facility features a series of indoor exhibits and displays, and an outdoor airpark of more than twenty restored, historic aircraft and related equipment.

Most of the aircraft are located outdoors, and are accessible via flat, paved sidewalks or paths. The collection features several famous airplanes such as the B-52 Stratofortress, B-25 Mitchell III, F-86 Sabre, F-84F Thunderstreak, EC-135, F-101 Voodoo, F-105 Thunderchief and many others.

Among the many fine aircraft on display is the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II" shown in the photos below. The aircraft recently was beautifully repainted, as S/N 484112. It is among the finest B-29 restorations that we have seen across the country.

A total of 3,970 B-29s were built during production. Legal Eagle II is one of only 22 complete B-29 airframes currently on display in the United States.

List of Other Surviving B-29 Superfortress Aircraft

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Photographs of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II"

B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", painted as S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112
South Dakota Air & Space Museum, Ellsworth Air Force Base, Rapid City, South Dakota
B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", painted as S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112 at Ellsworth AFb in South Dakota
Right fuselage view of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112
Right fuselage view of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", painted as S/N 484112
Nose view of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112
Nose view of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112
Nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II"
Nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II"

 

Close-up view of nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II"
Close-up view of nose art on the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II" in South Dakota
Left cockpit view of the U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II" at Ellsworth AFB
Left cockpit view of the U.S. Air Force B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II" at Ellsworth AFB
Tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112, Buzz Number BF-112, Rapid City, South Dakota
Tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112
Close-up view of the tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112
Close-up view of the tail section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", S/N 484112
View from the aft section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", U.S. Air Force Buzz Number BF-112
View from the aft section of the B-29 Superfortress "Legal Eagle II", U.S. Air Force Buzz Number BF-112


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