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    Medium Bomber Aircraft

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

    The Medium Bomber provided the speed lacking in "heavies" with the firepower not generally found in lightweight bomber designs.





    There are a total of (54) Medium Bomber Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1916
    AEG G.IV
    The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wart... [Read More]
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    1940
    Amiot 354
    The Amiot 354 (Model 354) had its origins in the Model 341 fast mail carrier transport. The bomber f... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.340
    Arado proposed the Ar E.340 for a German Air Ministry requirement during World War 2 calling for a t... [Read More]
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    1937
    Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
    Continuing in the tradition of ugly yet robust and reliable heavy bombers, the British Armstrong Whi... [Read More]
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    1956
    Avro Vulcan
    The Avro Vulcan formed the second point on the triangle in the British "V-Bombers" collection - a se... [Read More]
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    1935
    Bloch MB.210
    Societe des Avions Marcel Bloch, a French aviation concern, designed, developed and produced several... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
    Despite the successes encountered by the German Luftwaffe with their famous Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" di... [Read More]
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    1951
    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    The swept-wing B-47 Stratojet produced by Boeing was a milestone in American bomber design in severa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet

    1947
    Boeing XB-55
    Not convinced of the reliability of, and promised performance from, early turbojet engines, the Unit... [Read More]
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    1949
    Boeing XB-59
    The merits of a jet-powered supersonic strategic bomber for the USAF during the early Cold War years... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bristol Buckingham
    In the lead-up to World War 2, British authorities sought to shore up key limitations in their arsen... [Read More]
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    1938
    CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
    The Italian Air Force ("Regia Aeronautica") was one of the few air national powers of World War 2 (1... [Read More]
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    1960
    CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
    The delta-wing CONVAIR B-58 "Hustler" was the first operational supersonic-capable bomber of the Uni... [Read More]
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    1949
    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    The period immediately following World War 2 (1939-1945) provided aeronautical engineers with a new ... [Read More]
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    1947
    CONVAIR XB-46
    American authorities were not blind to the advances in military combat aircraft being made by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1941
    Dornier Do 217
    The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1934
    Dornier Do 23
    During the 1930s rearmament period for Germany, the country furthered many projects that went clearl... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed... [Read More]
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    1939
    Douglas B-23 Dragon
    The lead-up to World War 2 for the United States saw a period of constant progression for its bomber... [Read More]
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    1951
    English Electric Canberra
    The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up B... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Stork)
    The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (translated to "Stork") was a medium bomber in service with the Italian Air F... [Read More]
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    1942
    Focke-Wulf Fw 191
    The Fw 191 was the Focke-Wulf submission to the German Air Ministry's "Bomber B" program of 1939. Au... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
    While the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" long-range heavy bomber became a troublesome bomber design, it was ... [Read More]
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    1967
    General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
    The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" pla... [Read More]
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    1963
    Grumman A-6 Intruder
    The Grumman A-6 "Intruder" was a dedicated strike platform designed to a United States Navy (USN) re... [Read More]
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    1938
    Handley Page Hampden
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]
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    1957
    Handley Page Victor
    The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle which also included th... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    1927
    Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops
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    1949
    Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
    The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation hi... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ilyushin IL-4
    In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in ... [Read More]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Junkers Ju 86
    Before the power of the German Luftwaffe was unleashed upon the world in World War 2 (1939-1945) it ... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1938
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    The French Air Force fielded a variety of capable aircraft prior to World War 2 and its ability to d... [Read More]
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    1954
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]
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    1942
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Before World War 2 (1939-1945), authorities within the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) became p... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder

    1936
    Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
    The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomb... [Read More]
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    1941
    Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
    Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (coden... [Read More]
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    1939
    Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
    The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (codenamed "Sally" by the Allies) was a successful medium bomber in service wit... [Read More]
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    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
    The Mitsubishi-designed Ki-67 Hiryu (translated to "flying dragon" and dubbed "Peggy" by the Allies)... [Read More]
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    1941
    Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
    The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (meaning "storm dragon" and codenamed "Helen" by the Allies) heavy bomber ... [Read More]
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    1940
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell

    1942
    North American XB-28 (Dragon)
    North American, the U.S. aviation concern fondly remembered for its World War 2 contributions throug... [Read More]
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    1944
    Saab B18
    The nation of Sweden maintained a neutral stance during World War 2 (1939-1945) but was not blind to... [Read More]
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    1936
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero series of tri-engined bombers was the best bomber for the Itali... [Read More]
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    1950
    Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
    The French aero-industry was virtually non-existent throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) and in the pe... [Read More]
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    1985
    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Designed as a counter to the excellent American swing-wing Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" carrierborne fleet ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
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    1955
    Vickers Valiant
    At a time when military satellites, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and UAVs didn't rule the ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Vickers Wellington
    The Vickers Wellington was the primary bomber of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War 2, se... [Read More]
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    1967
    Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
    Developed as a successor to the Douglas A-4 "Skyhawk" series of carrier-based strike fighter, the LT... [Read More]
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    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
    The twin-engine combat platform proved popular with the forces of the Japanese Empire during World W... [Read More]
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    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
    The Yokosuka P1Y2 "Kyokko" ("Aurora") became an offshoot of the original P1Y1 Medium Bomber (detail... [Read More]
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