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Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991)

Prior to the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile, the long-range strategic bomber was the primary nuclear threat of the Cold War.

Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991)

Prior to the development of the intercontinental ballistic missile, the long-range strategic bomber was the primary nuclear threat of the Cold War.

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There are a total of 125 Cold War Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This listing also includes light, medium and heavy attack platforms as well as strike fighters, fighter-bombers, prototype and experimental types.



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Armstrong Whitworth AW.56
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth AW.56
001
National Flag Graphic
1947
Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
Light Strike / Low Altitude Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
002
National Flag Graphic
1979
Avro 707
Delta-Wing Research Aircraft
Picture of the Avro 707
003
National Flag Graphic
1949
Avro Lancaster
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Lancaster
004
National Flag Graphic
1942
Avro Lincoln
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Lincoln
005
National Flag Graphic
1945
Avro Vulcan
High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Avro Vulcan
006
National Flag Graphic
1956
BAC TSR-2
Tactical Strike / Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the BAC TSR-2
007
National Flag Graphic
1959
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
Long-range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Aircraft
Picture of the BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
008
National Flag Graphic
1969
Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
Maritime Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
009
National Flag Graphic
1961
Blackburn B.48 / YA.1 (Firecrest)
Carrier-based Naval Strike Fighter Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Blackburn B.48 / YA.1 (Firecrest)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
0011
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
0012
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
0013
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
0014
National Flag Graphic
1948
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
0015
National Flag Graphic
1955
Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
0016
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing XB-55
Strategic Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing XB-55
0017
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing XB-59
Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing XB-59
0018
National Flag Graphic
1949
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
Picture of the Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1959
Breguet Br.480 (series)
Four-Engined Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Breguet Br.480 (series)
0020
National Flag Graphic
1947
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
0021
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Beaufort
Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Beaufort
0022
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
0023
National Flag Graphic
1937
Bristol Brigand
Anti-Ship Bomber / Dive Bomber / Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Brigand
0024
National Flag Graphic
1946
CAC Wirraway
Multirole / Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the CAC Wirraway
0025
National Flag Graphic
1939
CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
Picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
0026
National Flag Graphic
1936
Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
0027
National Flag Graphic
1938
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
0028
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
0029
National Flag Graphic
1943
CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
0030
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
Supersonic Delta-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
Picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
0031
National Flag Graphic
1960
CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR XB-46
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
Picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
0033
National Flag Graphic
1947
Dassault Mirage IV
Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
0034
National Flag Graphic
1963
de Havilland DH.111 (Comet Bomber)
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the de Havilland DH.111 (Comet  Bomber)
0035
National Flag Graphic
1948
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
0036
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
0037
National Flag Graphic
1956
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader (A-26B)
Tactical Support / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas B-26K Counter Invader (A-26B)
0038
National Flag Graphic
1966
Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
0039
National Flag Graphic
1956
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
0041
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
Experimental Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
0042
National Flag Graphic
1946
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
0043
National Flag Graphic
1951
Fairey Barracuda
Three-Seat, Single-Engine Torpedo / Dive Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Fairey Barracuda
0044
National Flag Graphic
1943
Fairey Firefly
Carrier-Borne Fighter / Strike-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Fairey Firefly
0045
National Flag Graphic
1943
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
Picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
0046
National Flag Graphic
1937
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
0047
National Flag Graphic
1967
General Dynamics F-111K (Aardvark)
Tactical Swing-Wing Strike Aircraft
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111K (Aardvark)
0048
National Flag Graphic
1968
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Carrierborne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
0049
National Flag Graphic
1963
Grumman TBF Avenger
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
0050
National Flag Graphic
1942
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
0051
National Flag Graphic
1940
Handley Page Victor
Heavy Bomber / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Victor
0052
National Flag Graphic
1957
Hawker P.1129
Jet-Powered Strike Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Hawker P.1129
0053
National Flag Graphic
1958
Heinkel He 111
Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 111
0054
National Flag Graphic
1935
IAI Arava (Willow)
STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft
Picture of the IAI Arava (Willow)
0055
National Flag Graphic
1973
Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik (Bark)
Ground Attack / Close Air Support Aircraft
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-2 Shturmovik (Bark)
0056
National Flag Graphic
1941
Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
Tactical Strike Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
0057
National Flag Graphic
1949
Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
0058
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 290
Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 290
0059
National Flag Graphic
1942
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
0060
National Flag Graphic
1932
Junkers Ju 88
Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 88
0061
National Flag Graphic
1939
Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
Fast Bomber / Dive Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
0062
National Flag Graphic
1940
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
0063
National Flag Graphic
1938
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
Low Observable / Stealth Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
0064
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
0065
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
0066
National Flag Graphic
1942
Martin B-57 Canberra
Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra
0067
National Flag Graphic
1954
Martin JRM Mars
Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin JRM Mars
0068
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin P4M Mercator
Maritime Patrol Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Martin P4M Mercator
0069
National Flag Graphic
1950
Martin P5M Marlin
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
0070
National Flag Graphic
1952
Martin XB-48
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Martin XB-48
0071
National Flag Graphic
1947
Martin XB-51
Jet-Powered Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Martin XB-51
0072
National Flag Graphic
1949
McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
0073
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Navy Land-Based Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
0074
National Flag Graphic
1941
Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
0075
National Flag Graphic
1937
Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
Light Bomber / Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
0076
National Flag Graphic
1938
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
0077
National Flag Graphic
1955
Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
0078
National Flag Graphic
1959
North American A-5 Vigilante
Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante
0079
National Flag Graphic
1961
North American AJ (A-2) Savage
Naval Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American AJ (A-2) Savage
0080
National Flag Graphic
1950
North American B-25 Mitchell
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
0081
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American B-45 Tornado
Jet-Powered Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American B-45 Tornado
0082
National Flag Graphic
1948
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
Picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
0083
National Flag Graphic
1964
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
0084
National Flag Graphic
1946
Northrop YB-49
Flying Wing Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Northrop YB-49
0085
National Flag Graphic
1947
OKB-1 EF-131
Jet-Powered Tactical Bomber Prototype
Picture of the OKB-1 EF-131
0086
National Flag Graphic
1947
OKB-1 EF-140
Jet-Powered Tactical Fast Reconnaissance / Bomber Prototype
Picture of the OKB-1 EF-140
0087
National Flag Graphic
1948
OKB-1 EF-150
Jet Bomber Prototype
Picture of the OKB-1 EF-150
0088
National Flag Graphic
1952
Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
Dive Bomber / Light Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
0089
National Flag Graphic
1941
Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
0090
National Flag Graphic
1940
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Multirole Biplane / Basic Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
0091
National Flag Graphic
1929
Potez CM.173 Super Magister
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Potez CM.173 Super Magister
0092
National Flag Graphic
1963
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
0093
National Flag Graphic
1986
Saab 17
Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Saab 17
0094
National Flag Graphic
1942
Saab B18
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance / Dive Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Saab B18
0095
National Flag Graphic
1944
Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
Medium Bomber / Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
0096
National Flag Graphic
1935
Short S38 Sturgeon
Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Target Tug Aircraft
Picture of the Short S38 Sturgeon
0097
National Flag Graphic
1950
Short SA.4 Sperrin
Experimental Jet-Powered Bomber Project
Picture of the Short SA.4 Sperrin
0098
National Flag Graphic
1951
Short Stirling
Four-Engine Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Short Stirling
0099
National Flag Graphic
1941
SNCAC NC.1070
Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the SNCAC NC.1070
00100
National Flag Graphic
1948
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SNCAC NC.1071
Twin-Engine Carrierborne Strike Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the SNCAC NC.1071
00101
National Flag Graphic
1949
SNCASO SO.4000
Jet-Powered Supersonic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the SNCASO SO.4000
00102
National Flag Graphic
1951
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
00103
National Flag Graphic
1974
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
00104
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber / High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
00105
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-12 (Tu-77)
Experimental Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-12 (Tu-77)
00106
National Flag Graphic
1947
Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
00107
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
Multirole Twin-Engined, Jet-Powered Fast Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
00108
National Flag Graphic
1954
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
00109
National Flag Graphic
1989
Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Twin-Engine Fast Bomber / Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
00110
National Flag Graphic
1942
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
00111
National Flag Graphic
1962
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Swing-Wing Supersonic Strategic / Maritime Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
00112
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
00113
National Flag Graphic
1949
Tupolev Tu-80
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-80
00114
National Flag Graphic
1949
Tupolev Tu-85
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-85
00115
National Flag Graphic
1951
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
00116
National Flag Graphic
1956
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Swept-Wing, Supersonic Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
00117
National Flag Graphic
1956
Vickers Supersonic Valiant
High-Speed, High-Altitude Jet Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Vickers Supersonic Valiant
00118
National Flag Graphic
1952
Vickers Valiant
Strategic Bomber / Fuel Tanker / Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Vickers Valiant
00119
National Flag Graphic
1955
Vickers Valiant LLB (Low-Level Bomber)
Low-Altitude Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Vickers Valiant LLB (Low-Level Bomber)
00120
National Flag Graphic
1952
VL Myrsky (Storm)
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the VL Myrsky (Storm)
00121
National Flag Graphic
1943
Xian H-6
Strategic Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Xian H-6
00122
National Flag Graphic
1959
Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Twin-Seat Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
00123
National Flag Graphic
1960
Yakovlev Yak-52
Primary Trainer / Light Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-52
00124
National Flag Graphic
1979
Yermolayev Yer-2
Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Yermolayev Yer-2
00125
National Flag Graphic
1941


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