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    Cold War Soviet Bombers

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/30/2015

    The Soviet Cold War bomber program was jump-started by re-engineering (to the final bolt) the American Boeing B-29 confiscated during World War 2.





    There are a total of (31) Cold War Soviet Bomber Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster

    1961
    Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
    The Beriev Be-10 flying boat was developed for use by Soviet Naval Aviation as a patrol bomber durin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)

    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

    1937
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)

    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111

    1949
    Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
    The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation hi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)

    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52

    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 88

    1955
    Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    The Myasishchev M-4 (NATO codename of "Bison") was developed to a Soviet Navy requirement for a jet-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)

    1959
    Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
    The M-50 and M-52 bombers were two prototype intercontinental supersonic strategic bombers proposed ... [Read More]
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    1947
    OKB-1 EF-131
    In their historic advance on Berlin during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Army captured the rem... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-131

    1948
    OKB-1 EF-140
    The EF-140 was a Soviet post-World War 2 jet-powered tactical bomber design continuation of the line... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-140

    1952
    OKB-1 EF-150
    Just as the America and the rest of the West benefitted from the influx of German scientists brought... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the OKB-1 EF-150

    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)

    1940
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    During the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union joined Germany and Italy in providin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)

    1974
    Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
    The Sukhoi Su-24 "Fencer" was the Soviet answer to the American General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. The... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)

    1972
    Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    When it was learned that the Americans were delving into a high-speed, high-altitude Mach 3-capable ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)

    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    As the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" proved a successful strategic bomber across several roles for the Soviet... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)

    1954
    Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    The Tupolev Tu-16 (codenamed "Badger" by NATO) owed its success story to the Cold War and its own ve... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)

    1989
    Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Since its inception, the Tupolev-produced Tu-160 (NATO codename of "Blackjack", nicknamed in Russia/... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)

    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)

    1962
    Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
    The Soviet/Russian Tupolev concern has had a long and established history in developing and producin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    The Tupolev Tu22M "Backfire" was/is a dedicated strategic bombing and maritime strike platform prima... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)

    1949
    Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    During World War 2, the Soviet Union was threatened by both the Empire of Japan to the East and Nazi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)

    1949
    Tupolev Tu-80
    In order to provide its bomber force with a long-range weapons delivery platform, Soviet engineers s... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-80

    1951
    Tupolev Tu-85
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), Soviet engineers were able to study three captured American B-29 Sup... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85

    1956
    Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    Following the developmental Tupolev Tu-80 and Tu-85 programs was the famous Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" whi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)

    1956
    Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
    Following World War 2, the aviation world was moving along at breakneck speeds in development of adv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)

    1960
    Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
    Post-World War 2 swept-wing research - coupled with advanced in turbojet technology - allowed the So... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)