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    Heavy Bomber Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    The Heavy Bomber saw an evolution after World War 1 and peaked during the Cold War - today's move being towards ballistic missiles, multirole aircraft and precision strike.





    The Heavy Bomber is a special classification of military aircraft designed with extended range and an expanded bomb-carrying capability. Prior to the rise of intercontinental ballistic missiles, national powers fielded a bevy of large aircraft - initially prop-powered and then jet-powered - to bring heavy ordnance loads onto enemy targets. Such early platforms saw use during World War 1 when taking the place of the vulnerable airship and continued their evolution during World War 2. The Cold War years eventually saw the heavy bomber peak as a viable,cost-effective delivery platform and only a few notable types remain in use today - including the faithful Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.


    There are a total of (74) Heavy Bomber Aircraft from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster
    Avro Lancaster
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lincoln
    Avro Lincoln
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Manchester
    Avro Manchester
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    1948
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
    1947
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
    Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Y1B-20
    Boeing Y1B-20
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.1
    Caproni Ca.1
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.3
    Caproni Ca.3
    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.4
    Caproni Ca.4
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Caudron G.4
    Caudron G.4
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
    Dassault Mirage IV
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 217
    Dornier Do 217
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 423)
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 423)
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Hendon
    Fairey Hendon
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Farman F.211
    Farman F.211
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Farman F.220 (Series)
    Farman F.220 (Series)
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Gotha G.IV
    Gotha G.IV
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Gotha G.V
    Gotha G.V
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax
    Handley Page Halifax
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Heyford
    Handley Page Heyford
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    1927
    Thumbnail picture of the Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
    Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 287
    Junkers Ju 287
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 290
    Junkers Ju 290
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 488
    Junkers Ju 488
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
    Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalinin K-7
    Kalinin K-7
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-91
    Kawasaki Ki-91
    1920
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
    Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
    Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
    Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    2032
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
    Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Piaggio P.108
    Piaggio P.108
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
    Rumpler G (Series)
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling
    Short Stirling
    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
    Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
    Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev PAK DA
    Tupolev PAK DA
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-80
    Tupolev Tu-80
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85
    Tupolev Tu-85
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Vimy
    Vickers Vimy
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Warwick
    Vickers Warwick
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Windsor
    Vickers Windsor
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
    Zeppelin-Staaken R-series