Military Factory

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




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

1947
OKB-1 EF-131
In their historical advance on Berlin during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Army captured the r... [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
... [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)