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Heavy Bomber Aircraft

The Heavy Bomber saw an evolution after World War 1 and peaked during the Cold War - today's move being towards ballistic missiles, multirole aircraft and precision strike.

Heavy Bomber Aircraft

The Heavy Bomber saw an evolution after World War 1 and peaked during the Cold War - today's move being towards ballistic missiles, multirole aircraft and precision strike.

OVERVIEW



The Heavy Bomber is a special classification of military aircraft designed with extended range and an expanded bomb-carrying capability. Prior to the rise of intercontinental ballistic missiles, national powers fielded a bevy of large aircraft - initially prop-powered and then jet-powered - to bring heavy ordnance loads onto enemy targets. Such early platforms saw use during World War 1 when taking the place of the vulnerable airship and continued their evolution during World War 2. The Cold War years eventually saw the heavy bomber peak as a viable,cost-effective delivery platform and only a few notable types remain in use today - including the faithful Boeing B-52 Stratofortress.

There are a total of 90 Heavy Bomber Aircraft 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.




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A
1
1937
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
A
2
1917
Picture of the Avro 529
Avro 529
National Flag Graphic
Long Range Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
A
3
1942
Picture of the Avro Lancaster
Avro Lancaster
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
A
4
1945
Picture of the Avro Lincoln
Avro Lincoln
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
A
5
1940
Picture of the Avro Manchester
Avro Manchester
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
6
1943
Picture of the Bloch MB.162
Bloch MB.162
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
B
7
1946
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Proposal
B
8
1944
Picture of the BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Concept
B
9
1937
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
10
1943
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
11
1951
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
12
1948
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
B
13
1955
Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
B
14
1947
Picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
B
15
1937
Picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
National Flag Graphic
Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
B
16
1943
Picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
B
17
1944
Picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
B
18
1938
Picture of the Boeing Y1B-20
Boeing Y1B-20
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
19
1947
Picture of the Breguet Br.480 (series)
Breguet Br.480 (series)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype
B
20
1939
Picture of the Bristol Type 159 (Beaubomber)
Bristol Type 159 (Beaubomber)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
C
21
1915
Picture of the Caproni Ca.1
Caproni Ca.1
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Biplane Day-Bomber Aircraft
C
22
1917
Picture of the Caproni Ca.3
Caproni Ca.3
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
C
23
1918
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
Caproni Ca.4
National Flag Graphic
Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
C
24
1915
Picture of the Caudron G.4
Caudron G.4
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
C
25
1941
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
C
26
1945
Picture of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
Consolidated B-32 Dominator
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
C
27
1943
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
C
28
1949
Picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
D
29
1963
Picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
Dassault Mirage IV
National Flag Graphic
Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
D
30
1941
Picture of the Dornier Do 217
Dornier Do 217
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Medium Bomber
D
31
1944
Picture of the Douglas Model 423
Douglas Model 423
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
D
32
1941
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
D
33
1944
Picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
National Flag Graphic
Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
F
34
1936
Picture of the Fairey Hendon
Fairey Hendon
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Night-Bomber
F
35
1932
Picture of the Farman F.211
Farman F.211
National Flag Graphic
Day-Night Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
F
36
1935
Picture of the Farman F.220 (Series)
Farman F.220 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Day-Night Bomber
F
37
1945
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
Long Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
G
38
1916
Picture of the Gotha G.IV
Gotha G.IV
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane
G
39
1917
Picture of the Gotha G.V
Gotha G.V
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane
H
40
1940
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halifax
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
H
41
1934
Picture of the Handley Page Heyford
Handley Page Heyford
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Night-Bomber / Crew Trainer Aircraft
H
42
1918
Picture of the Handley Page Type O
Handley Page Type O
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
H
43
1942
Picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
H
44
1945
Picture of the Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
H
45
1943
Picture of the Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft Project
H
46
1927
Picture of the Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
J
47
1944
Picture of the Junkers Ju 287
Junkers Ju 287
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Prototype
J
48
1942
Picture of the Junkers Ju 290
Junkers Ju 290
National Flag Graphic
Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
J
49
1943
Picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport Aircraft Prototype
J
50
1944
Picture of the Junkers Ju 488
Junkers Ju 488
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
J
51
1945
Picture of the Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
K
52
1933
Picture of the Kalinin K-7
Kalinin K-7
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber / Passenger Airliner Prototype
K
53
1945
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-91
Kawasaki Ki-91
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
M
54
1920
Picture of the Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
National Flag Graphic
Night Bomber Aircraft
M
55
1943
Picture of the Martin Model 194
Martin Model 194
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
M
56
1935
Picture of the Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Proposal
M
57
1942
Picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
National Flag Graphic
Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
M
58
1932
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
M
59
1955
Picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Heavy Bomber
N
60
1944
Picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
National Flag Graphic
Very-Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
N
61
1945
Picture of the Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
N
62
1943
Picture of the North American NA-116
North American NA-116
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Proposal
N
63
1964
Picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
National Flag Graphic
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
N
64
1997
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Heavy Bomber / Stealth Bomber
N
65
2032
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
National Flag Graphic
Long Range Strike - Bomber / Stealth Heavy Bomber
P
66
1940
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
P
67
1942
Picture of the Piaggio P.108
Piaggio P.108
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
R
68
1986
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
R
69
1915
Picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
Rumpler G (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Bomber Aircraft
S
70
1941
Picture of the Short Stirling
Short Stirling
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
S
71
1919
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
S
72
1913
Picture of the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber / Reconnassaince Aircraft
S
73
1972
Picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
National Flag Graphic
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber / High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
S
74
1937
Picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Prototype
T
75
2028
Picture of the Tupolev PAK DA
Tupolev PAK DA
National Flag Graphic
5th Generation Strategic Stealth Bomber
T
76
1929
Picture of the Tupolev TB-1 (ANT-4)
Tupolev TB-1 (ANT-4)
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
T
77
1932
Picture of the Tupolev TB-3
Tupolev TB-3
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
T
78
1972
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
T
79
1989
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
T
80
1949
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
T
81
1949
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-80
Tupolev Tu-80
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
T
82
1951
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-85
Tupolev Tu-85
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
T
83
1956
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
T
84
1956
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
National Flag Graphic
Swept-Wing, Supersonic Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
V
85
1919
Picture of the Vickers Vimy
Vickers Vimy
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
V
86
1939
Picture of the Vickers Warwick
Vickers Warwick
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
V
87
1943
Picture of the Vickers Windsor
Vickers Windsor
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Prototype
W
88
1923
Picture of the Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber)
Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Heavy Triplane Bomber Prototype
X
89
2025
Picture of the Xian H-20
Xian H-20
National Flag Graphic
Subsonic Strategic Stealth Bomber Project
Z
90
1917
Picture of the Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber Aircraft


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