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    Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991)

    Prior to the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile, the long-range strategic bomber was the primary nuclear threat of the Cold War.





    There are a total of (94) Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. This listing also includes light, medium and heavy attack platforms as well as strike fighters and fighter-bombers.



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    A
     1 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)

    Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
    Light Strike / Low Altitude Interceptor Aircraft
    A
     2 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 707

    Avro 707
    Delta-Wing Research Aircraft
    A
     3 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster

    Avro Lancaster
    Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance
    A
     4 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lincoln

    Avro Lincoln
    Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    A
     5 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Vulcan

    Avro Vulcan
    High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
    B
     6 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the BAC TSR-2

    BAC TSR-2
    Tactical Strike / Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
    B
     7 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)

    Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
    Maritime Bomber Flying Boat
    B
     8 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    B
     9 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    B
     10 


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress

    Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
    B
     11 


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    B
     12 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)

    Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
    Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
    B
     13 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-55

    Boeing XB-55
    Strategic Bomber Proposal
    B
     14 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-59

    Boeing XB-59
    Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
    B
     15 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)

    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    B
     16 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter

    Bristol Beaufighter
    Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
    B
     17 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufort

    Bristol Beaufort
    Torpedo Bomber
    B
     18 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim

    Bristol Blenheim
    Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
    B
     19 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Brigand

    Bristol Brigand
    Anti-Ship Bomber / Dive Bomber / Strike Aircraft
    C
     20 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway

    CAC Wirraway
    Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
    C
     21 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)

    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
    C
     22 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)

    Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
    Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
    C
     23 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Heavy Bomber
    C
     24 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker

    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    C
     25 


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler

    CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
    Supersonic Dela-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
    C
     26 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)

    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
    C
     27 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XB-46

    CONVAIR XB-46
    Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
    D
     28 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage IV

    Dassault Mirage IV
    Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    d
     29 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    D
     30 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior

    Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber
    D
     31 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer

    Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
    Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    D
     32 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)

    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    D
     33 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
    D
     34 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

    Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
    Experimental Bomber Aircraft
    E
     35 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the English Electric Canberra

    English Electric Canberra
    High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    F
     36 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Barracuda

    Fairey Barracuda
    Torpedo / Dive Bomber
    F
     37 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)

    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
    G
     38 


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

    General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
    Long Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
    G
     39 


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder

    Grumman A-6 Intruder
    Carrier-Borne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
    G
     40 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger

    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
    H
     41 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax

    Handley Page Halifax
    Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
    H
     42 


    1957
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Victor

    Handley Page Victor
    Heavy Bomber / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
    H
     43 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111

    Heinkel He 111
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
    I
     44 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)

    Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
    Tactical Strike Medium Bomber
    J
     45 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)

    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber
    J
     46 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 290

    Junkers Ju 290
    Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    J
     47 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52

    Junkers Ju 52
    Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
    J
     48 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 88

    Junkers Ju 88
    Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
    K
     49 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)

    Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
    Light Fast Bomber / Dive Bomber
    L
     50 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45

    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    Medium Bomber
    L
     51 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)

    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
    Low Observable / Stealth Strike Aircraft
    L
     52 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
    Patrol Bomber
    M
     53 


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra

    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    M
     54 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin JRM Mars

    Martin JRM Mars
    Flying Boat Aircraft
    M
     55 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-48

    Martin XB-48
    Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
    M
     56 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-51

    Martin XB-51
    Jet-Powered Bomber Prototype
    M
     57 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II

    McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
    M
     58 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)

    Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
    Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
    M
     59 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)

    Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
    Light Bomber / Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft
    M
     60 


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)

    Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    Strategic Heavy Bomber
    M
     61 


    1959
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)

    Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
    Strategic Bomber Prototype
    N
     62 


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante

    North American A-5 Vigilante
    Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
    N
     63 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the North American AJ (A-2) Savage

    North American AJ (A-2) Savage
    Naval Medium Bomber Aircraft
    N
     64 


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-45 Tornado

    North American B-45 Tornado
    Jet-Powered Bomber Aircraft
    N
     65 


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie

    North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
    N
     66 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35

    Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
    N
     67 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YB-49

    Northrop YB-49
    Flying Wing Bomber
    O
     68 


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-131

    OKB-1 EF-131
    Jet-Powered Tactical Bomber Prototype
    O
     69 


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-140

    OKB-1 EF-140
    Jet-Powered Tactical Fast Reconnaissance / Bomber Prototype
    O
     70 


    1952
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-150

    OKB-1 EF-150
    Jet Bomber Prototype
    P
     71 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)

    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    Dive Bomber / Light Bomber Aircraft
    P
     72 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)

    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    R
     73 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer

    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    S
     74 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab B18

    Saab B18
    Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance / Dive Bomber Aircraft
    S
     75 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)

    Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
    Medium Bomber / Transport Aircraft
    S
     76 


    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the Short S38 Sturgeon

    Short S38 Sturgeon
    Target Tug Aircraft
    S
     77 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling

    Short Stirling
    Heavy Bomber
    S
     78 


    1974
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)

    Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
    Long Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
    S
     79 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)

    Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber / High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
    T
     80 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)

    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
    T
     81 


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)

    Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    Reconnaissance / Electronic Warfare / Heavy Bomber
    T
     82 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)

    Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber
    T
     83 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)

    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Fast Bomber / Multirole Aircraft
    T
     84 


    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)

    Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
    Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    T
     85 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)

    Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    Strategic Bomber / Maritime Strike Fighter
    T
     86 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)

    Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    T
     87 


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-80

    Tupolev Tu-80
    Prototype Heavy Bomber
    T
     88 


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85

    Tupolev Tu-85
    Prototype Heavy Bomber
    T
     89 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)

    Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    T
     90 


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)

    Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
    Strategic Bomber
    V
     91 


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Valiant

    Vickers Valiant
    Strategic Bomber / Fuel Tanker / Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft
    V
     92 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the VL Myrsky (Storm)

    VL Myrsky (Storm)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance
    X
     93 


    1958
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian H-6

    Xian H-6
    Strategic Bomber
    Y
     94 


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)

    Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
    Multirole Aircraft