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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
    Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft


    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet

    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress

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


    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress

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


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

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


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-55

    Boeing XB-55
    Strategic Bomber Proposal


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-59

    Boeing XB-59
    Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter

    Bristol Beaufighter
    Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway

    CAC Wirraway
    Multirole Aircraft / Trainer


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Heavy Bomber


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker

    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber


    1960
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler

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


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

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


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR XB-46

    CONVAIR XB-46
    Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

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


    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior

    Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber


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

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


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

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


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster

    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster

    Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
    Experimental Bomber Aircraft


    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

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


    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder

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


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger

    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111

    Heinkel He 111
    Medium Bomber


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52

    Junkers Ju 52
    Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft


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

    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    Medium Bomber


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

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


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

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


    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra

    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin JRM Mars

    Martin JRM Mars
    Flying Boat Aircraft


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-48

    Martin XB-48
    Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype


    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-51

    Martin XB-51
    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
    Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal


    1961
    Thumbnail picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante

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


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

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


    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-45 Tornado

    North American B-45 Tornado
    Jet-Powered Bomber


    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie

    North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber


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

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


    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YB-49

    Northrop YB-49
    Flying Wing Bomber


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer

    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber