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Cold War U.S. Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991)

Throughout the Cold War decades, American bombers evolved to fly faster and higher in an effort to avoid the enemy interceptors and missiles that would meet them.

Cold War U.S. Bomber Aircraft (1947-1991)

Throughout the Cold War decades, American bombers evolved to fly faster and higher in an effort to avoid the enemy interceptors and missiles that would meet them.

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There are a total of 48 Cold War U.S. 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 prototype, conceptual and experimental types. Also consider S.A.C. (Strategic Air Command) aircraft.





Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
001
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
002
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
003
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
004
National Flag Graphic
1948
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
005
National Flag Graphic
1955
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Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
006
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing XB-55
Strategic Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing XB-55
007
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing XB-59
Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing XB-59
008
National Flag Graphic
1949
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
009
National Flag Graphic
1940
CAC Wirraway
Multirole / Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the CAC Wirraway
0010
National Flag Graphic
1939
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
0011
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
0012
National Flag Graphic
1943
CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
0013
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
Supersonic Delta-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
Picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
0014
National Flag Graphic
1960
CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
Picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
0015
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR XB-46
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
Picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
0016
National Flag Graphic
1947
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
0017
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
0018
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)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1966
Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
0020
National Flag Graphic
1956
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
0021
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
Experimental Pusher Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
0022
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
Experimental Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
0023
National Flag Graphic
1946
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
0024
National Flag Graphic
1967
Grumman A-6 Intruder
Carrierborne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
0025
National Flag Graphic
1963
Grumman TBF Avenger
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
0026
National Flag Graphic
1942
Heinkel He 111
Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 111
0027
National Flag Graphic
1935
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
0028
National Flag Graphic
1932
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
0029
National Flag Graphic
1938
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
Low Observable / Stealth Strike Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
0030
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
0031
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
0032
National Flag Graphic
1942
Martin B-57 Canberra
Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra
0033
National Flag Graphic
1954
Martin JRM Mars
Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin JRM Mars
0034
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin P4M Mercator
Maritime Patrol Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Martin P4M Mercator
0035
National Flag Graphic
1950
Martin P5M Marlin
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
0036
National Flag Graphic
1952
Martin XB-48
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Martin XB-48
0037
National Flag Graphic
1947
Martin XB-51
Jet-Powered Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Martin XB-51
0038
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
0039
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Navy Land-Based Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American A-5 Vigilante
Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the North American A-5 Vigilante
0041
National Flag Graphic
1961
North American AJ (A-2) Savage
Naval Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American AJ (A-2) Savage
0042
National Flag Graphic
1950
North American B-25 Mitchell
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
0043
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American B-45 Tornado
Jet-Powered Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American B-45 Tornado
0044
National Flag Graphic
1948
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
Picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
0045
National Flag Graphic
1964
Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
Flying Wing Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
0046
National Flag Graphic
1946
Northrop YB-49
Flying Wing Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Northrop YB-49
0047
National Flag Graphic
1947
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
0048
National Flag Graphic
1986


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