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Medium Bomber Aircraft

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/19/2015

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

There are a total of (45) Medium Bomber Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wartime product in its G.IV t...
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Amiot 354
The Amiot 354 (Model 354) had its origins in the Model 341 fast mail carrier transport. The bomber form appeared in the twin-...
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Arado Ar E.340
Arado proposed the Ar E.340 for a German Air Ministry requirement during World War 2 calling for a twin-engined, medium-class...
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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Continuing in the tradition of ugly yet robust and reliable heavy bombers, the British Armstrong Whitworth Whitley was the he...
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Avro Vulcan
The Avro Vulcan formed the second point on the triangle in the British "V-Bombers" collection - a series of three high-altitu...
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Bloch MB.210
Societe des Avions Marcel Bloch, a French aviation concern, designed, developed and produced several pre-World War 2 aircraft...
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Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
Despite the successes encountered by the German Luftwaffe with their famous Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" dive bombers in the early p...
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Boeing B-47 Stratojet
The swept-wing B-47 Stratojet produced by Boeing was a milestone in American bomber design in several ways. The system pionee...
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Bristol Buckingham
In the lead-up to World War 2, British authorities sought to shore up key limitations in their arsenal and this meant conside...
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CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
The Italian Air Force ("Regia Aeronautica") was one of the few air national powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) to employ the t...
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Convair B-58 Hustler
The delta-wing Convair B-58 Hustler was the first United States Air Force supersonic operational bomber. The system was desig...
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Dornier Do 217
The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (1939-1945). The type fulfill...
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Dornier Do 23
During the 1930s rearmament period for Germany, the country furthered many projects that went clearly against the Treaty of V...
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Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed in the Second World War....
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English Electric Canberra
The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up Britain's critical bomber/...
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Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Stork)
The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (translated to "Stork") was a medium bomber in service with the Italian Air Force in the late inter-wa...
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Focke-Wulf Fw 191
The Fw 191 was the Focke-Wulf submission to the German Air Ministry's "Bomber B" program of 1939. Authorities were sold on th...
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Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
While the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" long-range heavy bomber became a troublesome bomber design, it was still produced across 1,1...
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General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" platform from the outset. Th...
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Grumman A-6 Intruder
The Grumman A-6 "Intruder" was a dedicated strike platform designed to a United States Navy (USN) requirement for an all-weat...
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Handley Page Hampden
In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin-engine, medium-class bom...
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Handley Page Victor
The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle also consisting of the Vickers Valliant and the...
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Heinkel He 111
The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-class bombers in the Dornier...
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Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation history - some combat relat...
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Ilyushin IL-4
In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in the West - though it form...
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Junkers Ju 52
The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - the period proceeding Wor...
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Junkers Ju 88
The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-1945) and, like its sister ...
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Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
The French Air Force fielded a variety of capable aircraft prior to World War 2 and its ability to defend itself against the ...
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Martin B-57 Canberra
When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into service much of its existing...
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Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomber utilized primarily by ...
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Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (codenamed "Betty" by the Allie...
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Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (codenamed "Sally" by the Allies) was a successful medium bomber in service with the Japanese Air Force ...
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Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
The Mitsubishi-designed Ki-67 Hiryu (translated to "flying dragon" and dubbed "Peggy" by the Allies) is oft-regarded as the b...
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Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (meaning "storm dragon" and codenamed "Helen" by the Allies) heavy bomber was intended as a replace...
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North American B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic American aircraft designs to e...
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North American XB-28 (Dragon)
North American, the U.S. aviation concern fondly remembered for its World War 2 contributions through the B-25 Mitchell mediu...
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Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero series of tri-engined bombers was the best bomber for the Italian Axis power in the Seco...
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Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
The French aero-industry was virtually non-existent throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) and in the period immediately followin...
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Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Designed as a counter to the excellent American swing-wing Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" carrierborne fleet defender and the classic ...
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Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft after founding his Tupol...
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Vickers Valiant
At a time when military satellites, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and UAVs didn't rule the battlefield, the West was...
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Vickers Wellington
The Vickers Wellington was the primary bomber of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War 2, serving up until late 1943 ...
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Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
Developed as a successor to the Douglas A-4 "Skyhawk" series of carrier-based strike fighter, the LTV A-7 "Corsair II" entere...
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