Boeing B-29 Armament:
Ten .50 Caliber Machine guns in four remotely controlled Turrets
plus two more in Tail Turret, controlled from five points in aircraft.
20,000 Lbs. of Bombs in two Bomb Bays.
One aircraft per squadron modified
Tarzon VB-13 / ASM-A1 and
Razon VB-3 / VB-4
radio guided bombs
12,000 Lb. Tarzon
under body experimental at Boeing Plant
George helped load the first Tarzon dropped in combat
1000 Lb. Razon on stand
Tarzon on stand
Tarzon mounted below B-29 (bomb is 21
The 19th. Bomb Group's Modified B-29s:
with a B-50 bombsight
Lucifer 10 Tarzon and 6 Razon
red tails are for Flare used to sight
Bomb for guiding
Note that these three planes
are very close in serial numbers, 45, 46 and 49
the other original Tarzon plane was 45-21748, used as a test bed at
Eglin AFB, FL
Now at the National
Atomic Museum, NM
later modified for Tarzon drops
Miss NC, prepping for Tarzon
Tarzon progran abandoned after crash of "Southern Comfort"
and the loss of 19th. Bomb Grp. Commander Col. Jennings
and crew of 11 men, they tried to "safe drop" a Tarzon from low altitude,
but bomb armed itself and exploded on impact, destroying plane.
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