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  • U.S. Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947 - 1991)

    U.S. Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947 - 1991)

    Throughout the Cold War decades, American bombers evolved to fly faster and higher in an effort to avoid the enemy interceptors and missiles that would meet them.





    There are a total of (40) U.S. Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947 - 1991) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. S.A.C. (Strategic Air Command) aircraft are maintained in a separate listing which can be found here.



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    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Type: Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    Type: Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
     
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    Type: High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
    Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
    Type: Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-55
    Boeing XB-55
    Type: Strategic Bomber Proposal
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-59
    Boeing XB-59
    Type: Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
    Bristol Beaufighter
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway
    CAC Wirraway
    Type: Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
    CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
    Type: Supersonic Dela-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    Type: Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
    CONVAIR XB-46
    Type: Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Type: Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    Type: Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber Aircraft
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
    Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
    Type: Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Type: Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Type: Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
    Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
    Type: Experimental Bomber Aircraft
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
    General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
    Type: Long Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
    Grumman A-6 Intruder
    Type: Carrier-Borne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Type: Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111
    Heinkel He 111
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52
    Junkers Ju 52
    Type: Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    Type: Medium Bomber
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
    Type: Low Observable / Stealth Strike Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Type: Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
     
    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Type: Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin JRM Mars
    Martin JRM Mars
    Type: Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-48
    Martin XB-48
    Type: Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-51
    Martin XB-51
    Type: Jet-Powered Bomber Prototype
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    Type: Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
     
    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante
    North American A-5 Vigilante
    Type: Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
     
    1950
    Thumbnail picture of the North American AJ (A-2) Savage
    North American AJ (A-2) Savage
    Type: Naval Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-45 Tornado
    North American B-45 Tornado
    Type: Jet-Powered Bomber Aircraft
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    Type: Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    Type: Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
     
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YB-49
    Northrop YB-49
    Type: Flying Wing Bomber
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber