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  • Heavy Bomber Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    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 (78) 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
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lincoln
    Avro Lincoln
    Type: Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Manchester
    Avro Manchester
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
    Type: Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Proposal
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    Type: Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Concept
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    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
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    Type: Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
    Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
    Type: Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Y1B-20
    Boeing Y1B-20
    Type: Experimental Heavy Bomber
     
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.1
    Caproni Ca.1
    Type: Heavy Day Bomber
     
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.3
    Caproni Ca.3
    Type: Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
     
    1918
    Thumbnail picture of the Caproni Ca.4
    Caproni Ca.4
    Type: Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
     
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Caudron G.4
    Caudron G.4
    Type: Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    Type: Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1963
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
    Dassault Mirage IV
    Type: Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 217
    Dornier Do 217
    Type: Multirole Medium Bomber
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas Model 423
    Douglas Model 423
    Type: Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
     
    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-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
    Type: Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Hendon
    Fairey Hendon
    Type: Heavy Night-Bomber
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Farman F.211
    Farman F.211
    Type: Day-Night Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Farman F.220 (Series)
    Farman F.220 (Series)
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Day-Night Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    Type: Long Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
     
    1916
    Thumbnail picture of the Gotha G.IV
    Gotha G.IV
    Type: Strategic Heavy Biplane Bomber
     
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Gotha G.V
    Gotha G.V
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax
    Handley Page Halifax
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Heyford
    Handley Page Heyford
    Type: Heavy Night-Bomber / Crew Trainer
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    Type: Heavy Bomber Project
     
    1927
    Thumbnail picture of the Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
    Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
    Type: Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 287
    Junkers Ju 287
    Type: Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 290
    Junkers Ju 290
    Type: Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    Type: Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 488
    Junkers Ju 488
    Type: Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
    Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
    Type: Jet-Powered Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Kalinin K-7
    Kalinin K-7
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Passenger Airliner
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki Ki-91
    Kawasaki Ki-91
    Type: Heavy Bomber Proposal
     
    1920
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
    Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
    Type: Night Bomber Aircraft
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
    Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
    Type: Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Type: Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
    Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
    Type: Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    Type: Very-Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    North American XB-70 Valkyrie
    Type: Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber / Stealth Bomber
     
    2032
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
    Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
    Type: Long Range Strike - Bomber / Stealth Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Piaggio P.108
    Piaggio P.108
    Type: Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Type: Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
     
    1915
    Thumbnail picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
    Rumpler G (Series)
    Type: Biplane Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling
    Short Stirling
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
    Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
    Type: Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
     
    1913
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
    Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Reconnassaince Aircraft
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    Type: Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber / High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Type: Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev PAK DA
    Tupolev PAK DA
    Type: 5th Generation Strategic Stealth Bomber
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    Type: Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
     
    1954
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    Type: Reconnaissance / Electronic Warfare / Heavy Bomber
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Type: Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    Type: Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1949
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-80
    Tupolev Tu-80
    Type: Prototype Heavy Bomber
     
    1951
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85
    Tupolev Tu-85
    Type: Prototype Heavy Bomber
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
    Type: Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1919
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Vimy
    Vickers Vimy
    Type: Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Warwick
    Vickers Warwick
    Type: Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Windsor
    Vickers Windsor
    Type: Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    2025
    Thumbnail picture of the Xian H-20
    Xian H-20
    Type: Subsonic Strategic Stealth Bomber Project
     
    1917
    Thumbnail picture of the Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
    Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft