Cold War Soviet Bombers (1947-1991) - Soviet Air Force Attackers of the Cold War Period
The Soviet Cold War bomber program was jump-started by re-engineering (to the final bolt) the American Boeing B-29 confiscated during World War 2.There are a total of 31 Cold War Soviet Bombers (1947-1991) - Soviet Air Force Attackers of the Cold War Period 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 prototype, conceptual and experimental types.
The Avro Lancaster was the definitive heavy bomber of the British cause during World War 2 - considered by many to ...
The Beriev Be-10 line of Soviet flying boats proved a record-setting platform and were produced in some 28 examples...
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber was produced in greater numbers than any other American aircraft durin...
The classic twin-engine British de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito night fighter found few challengers during World War 2....
The Fieseler Fi 156 Storch was a multi-faceted performer for the Third Reich in World War 2....
The most important German medium bomber of World War 2 became the classic Heinkel He 111 series - a prewar design t...
The Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle was a successful Soviet product of the early Cold War years, being fielded in quantity by...
The Junkers Ju 52 Tri-Motor proved a popular transport platform for operators before, during and after World War 2....
Like the Dornier Do 17 and the Heinkel He 111, the Junkers Ju 88 became a mainstay of the German Luftwaffe bombing ...
The Myasishchev M-4 / 3M served the Soviet well enough as a maritime patrol bomber, missile carrier and aerial tank...
Even to this day, very little has been revealed about the Cold War-era Myasishchev M-50 Bounder strategic bomber se...
The captured German wartime Junkers Ju 287 jet bomber served as the basis for the Soviet post-war OKB-1 EF-131 prot...
The Soviet OKB-1 EF-140 jet-powered bomber prototype emerged from work immediately done after the close of World Wa...
The OKB-1 EF-150 was intended as a high performance jet-powered bomber for the Soviet Air Force - only one was full...
The Petlyakov Pe-2 went on to become the best Soviet light tactical bomber of World War 2 with production netting 1...
The Petlyakov Pe-8 was the only Soviet-made, four-engined strategic bomber to serve in World War 2....
Even after its Cold War-era decades of service, the nuclear-capable Sukhoi Su-24 Fencer strike platform still prese...
The Sukhoi T-4 was envisioned as the Soviet answer to the North American XB-70 Valkyrie - though neither aircraft s...
The Tupolev Tu-142 Bear was an Anti-Submarine Warfare offshoot of the original Tu-95 Bear family line appearing dur...
The Tu-16 Badger was one of the most important medium aircraft of the USSR during the Cold War....
The Tupolev Tu-160 Black Jack is currently the largest and heaviest swing-wing bomber in service....
The Tupolev Tu-2 Bat served a variety of critical frontline roles for the Soviet Air Force in World War 2....
The Tu-22 Blinder medium bomber began service in the 1960s and was retired in the 1990s....
The Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire was a supersonic swing-wing development related to the original 1960s-era Tu-22 Blinder...
The Tupolev Tu-4 Bull was nothing more than a Soviet reverse-engineered copy of the famous American Boeing B-29 Sup...
The Tupolev Tu-80 existed in a single prototype form born from the Tu-4 Bull program, itself a copy of the American...
Two prototypes of the Tupolev Tu-85 heavy bomber existed though the series was not adopted for production....
The Tupolev Tu-95 Bear evolved from several earlier Tupolev projects including the Tu-4 Bull, a copy of the America...