Every year, the Wings over Dallas air show features “FiFi”, the only flying Boeing B-29 Super Fortress.
I have had the opportunity to help as a volunteer for the special event activation of the ART-13 (ATC-1) transmitter during the air show. The ART-13 is the most advanced HF communications aircraft transmitter of WWII.
-10 preset auto-tune channels selected from the radio position in the cockpit.
- Highly accurate frequency setting with
permeability tuning oscillator
- Modern beam power tetrode vacuum tubes at that time
- Covers 2-18Mlz with excellent frequency stability
-100 watts AM and CW.
- Collins radio built 90,000 and 60,000 were installed in aircraft.
The Rockwell Collins Amateur Radio Clubs are working to preserve the legacy of those that served, and that of the equipment they used, by recreating an operational Radio Operator position in "FiFi” the only flying Boeing B-29 Super Fortress.