P6_8 B-29 Boomer Bomber

Troy Edkins, Callum Loch, Nathaniel Woodcock, Tristram Nicholls


In this paper, the feasibility of floating a B-29 bomber crashed at the bottom of Lake Mead with flotation bags (as is done in the game Fallout New Vegas) is discussed, where it is found possible as the buoyant forces overcome the weight. However the mass of nitrogen required to inflate the bags fully is found to be far too high to be realistically carried by one man to the location and sunk to such a depth.

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