Civilian painters paint U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress bomber aircraft at an airfield in the U.S. during World War II.
United States USA Date:1944 Duration:2 min 15 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress bombers at an airfield in the United States during World War II. A B-29 that is being protectively sealed in preparation for painting. Fuselage and number 3 engine are sealed. Moveable scaffolding is in place and drums of liquid are on the ground. Painter begins process of sealing an engine nacelle, by taping opening. He then sprays a synthetic "spider web" of material over the opening. Similar material is sprayed into various openings of the aircraft, until a fabric is formed over them.
Finally, preformed sheets of fabric are used to seal other sensitive seams on the airframe and trailing edges of wings..
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