B-29s out of kadena AB,okinawa,most had bomb loads of
20,00 lbs all the way to korea.It would take these B-29s many miles out
over the east china sea to gain there altitude as they
turned to the NNW.
Also the tarzon were sent to korea from kadena AB on
board a special bulit B-29,a good part of the bomb
hanged out of the bomb bay,you can get this info from
I use to watch these B-29s take-off from Kadena
AB and it was a site to see,will never forget them.
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Sent: Friday, November 23, 2001 5:40
Subject: Re: Carpet Bombing
B-29s could carry a maximum of about 20,000
lbs for very short range missions, but problem with smaller bombs tends to be
bulk more than weight. 20,000 lbs generally meant maximum of 40 x 500 lb GP
bombs or more little ones.
Torpedoes were standard aerial ones used
during WWII to the best of my knowledge -- no Barnes Wallis trick warheads or
drop methods, just line up and launch. AD could carry three but not sure how
many they would carry on one mission.
Not sure what the RAZON and
TARZON bombs were used on.