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    WW2 Four-Engined Bombers

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/6/2015

    All of the major air powers of World War 2 eventually fielded some form of the four-engined heavy bomber.





    There are a total of (30) World War 2 Four-Engined (or more) Prop-Driven Bomber Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress

    1937
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    In 1933, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) delivered a new specification for a heavy bomber w... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)

    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1945
    Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    Consolidated Aircraft Corporation held an existing relationship with the United States military in d... [Read More]
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    1940
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    By the middle of the 1930's America was no longer blind to the real possibility that the war would s... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

    1941
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas Aircraft played a major role in American aviation from the 1920s into the 1960s, encompassin... [Read More]
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    1938
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    The German Fw 200 Condor was initially a trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo (mail) aircraft develope... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    The early wartime commitment to fighters and medium bombers came back to haunt German warplanners du... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)

    1940
    Handley Page Halifax
    While the Lancaster Heavy Bomber will always be more identifiable in terms of the British night bomb... [Read More]
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    1942
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    The Heinkel concern of World War 2 Germany became one of the largest and most prolific aircraft make... [Read More]
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    1943
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    There were many German aviation concerns lending their talents to the war effort of World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1944
    Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)
    Towards the end of World War 2, there was a definitive shift in German thinking from piston-powered ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Junkers Ju 287
    The Junkers Ju 287 certainly proved one of the most unique of the approved late-war, jet-powered des... [Read More]
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    1942
    Junkers Ju 290
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    The German Junkers Ju 390 long range heavy bomber was intended to be able to strike far-off location... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)

    1944
    Junkers Ju 488
    The German concern of Junkers took on many aircraft projects during, and before to the end, of World... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 488

    1942
    Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
    The Empire of Japan seemed to be producing its best aircraft designs of the war towards the end of t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawanishi H8K (Emily)

    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-91
    The Kawasaki Ki-91 represented a rare four-engine heavy bomber initiative of the middle-to-late war ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
    Before the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" made its introduction in 1944 and forever changed the directi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)

    1942
    Messerschmitt Me 264 (Amerika Bomber)
    The Messerschmitt Me 264 was intended as a long-range aircraft and reconnaissance platform that was ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Me 264 (Amerika Bomber)

    1941
    Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
    Even as early as 1938, Nazi Germany made plans for an eventual war against the United States. It was... [Read More]
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    1945
    Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    The Nakajima G8N Renzan (or "Mountain Range" - codenamed "Rita" by the Allies) was a heavy bomber de... [Read More]
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    1940
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    During the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union joined Germany and Italy in providin... [Read More]
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    1942
    Piaggio P.108
    The Piaggio P.108 was a multi-faceted airframe developed to fulfill a variety of roles for the Itali... [Read More]
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    1941
    Short Stirling
    The Short Sterling formed the backbone of British RAF heavy bomber groups beginning in January of 19... [Read More]
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    1937
    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Specification B.12/36 was issued by the British Air Ministry in 1936 to cover a new, all-modern, fou... [Read More]
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    1932
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
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    1943
    Vickers Windsor
    Beyond the "Warwick" of 1939, the Vickers concern failed to net much interest from the Royal Air For... [Read More]
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