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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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Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
001
National Flag Graphic
1937
Avro 529
Long Range Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Avro 529
002
National Flag Graphic
1917
Avro Lancaster
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Lancaster
003
National Flag Graphic
1942
Avro Lincoln
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Lincoln
004
National Flag Graphic
1945
Avro Manchester
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Avro Manchester
005
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bloch MB.162
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Bloch MB.162
006
National Flag Graphic
1943
Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.188
007
National Flag Graphic
1946
BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Concept
Picture of the BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
008
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
009
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
0010
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
0011
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
0012
National Flag Graphic
1948
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
0013
National Flag Graphic
1955
Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
Four-Engine, High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Boeing B-54 (Ultrafortress)
0014
National Flag Graphic
1947
Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
0015
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress
0016
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing XB-39 (Spirit of Lincoln)
0017
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing Y1B-20
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing Y1B-20
0018
National Flag Graphic
1938
Breguet Br.480 (series)
Four-Engined Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Breguet Br.480 (series)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1947
Bristol Type 159 (Beaubomber)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Bristol Type 159 (Beaubomber)
0020
National Flag Graphic
1939
Caproni Ca.1
Heavy Biplane Day-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Caproni Ca.1
0021
National Flag Graphic
1915
Caproni Ca.3
Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Caproni Ca.3
0022
National Flag Graphic
1917
Caproni Ca.4
Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
Picture of the Caproni Ca.4
0023
National Flag Graphic
1918
Caudron G.4
Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Caudron G.4
0024
National Flag Graphic
1915
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
0025
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated B-32 Dominator
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator
0026
National Flag Graphic
1945
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
0027
National Flag Graphic
1943
CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
0028
National Flag Graphic
1949
Dassault Mirage IV
Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Dassault Mirage IV
0029
National Flag Graphic
1963
Dornier Do 217
Multirole Medium Bomber
Picture of the Dornier Do 217
0030
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas Model 423
Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
Picture of the Douglas Model 423
0031
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
Experimental Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
0032
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
Super-Heavy Bomber Aircraft Design Proposal
Picture of the Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 332)
0033
National Flag Graphic
1944
Fairey Hendon
Heavy Night-Bomber
Picture of the Fairey Hendon
0034
National Flag Graphic
1936
Farman F.211
Day-Night Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Farman F.211
0035
National Flag Graphic
1932
Farman F.220 (Series)
Four-Engined Heavy Day-Night Bomber
Picture of the Farman F.220 (Series)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1935
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
Long Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1945
Gotha G.IV
Strategic Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane
Picture of the Gotha G.IV
0038
National Flag Graphic
1916
Gotha G.V
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane
Picture of the Gotha G.V
0039
National Flag Graphic
1917
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
0040
National Flag Graphic
1940
Handley Page Heyford
Heavy Night-Bomber / Crew Trainer Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Heyford
0041
National Flag Graphic
1934
Handley Page Type O
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Type O
0042
National Flag Graphic
1918
Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
0043
National Flag Graphic
1942
Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft Project
Picture of the Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1943
Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
0046
National Flag Graphic
1927
Junkers Ju 287
Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Junkers Ju 287
0047
National Flag Graphic
1944
Junkers Ju 290
Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 290
0048
National Flag Graphic
1942
Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
0049
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 488
Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Junkers Ju 488
0050
National Flag Graphic
1944
Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
Jet-Powered Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
0051
National Flag Graphic
1945
Kalinin K-7
Heavy Bomber / Passenger Airliner Prototype
Picture of the Kalinin K-7
0052
National Flag Graphic
1933
Kawasaki Ki-91
Heavy Bomber Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Kawasaki Ki-91
0053
National Flag Graphic
1945
Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
Night Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
0054
National Flag Graphic
1920
Martin Model 194
Four-Engined, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Martin Model 194
0055
National Flag Graphic
1943
Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Martin XB-16 (Model 145)
0056
National Flag Graphic
1935
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
0057
National Flag Graphic
1942
Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
0058
National Flag Graphic
1932
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
Strategic Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
0059
National Flag Graphic
1955
Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
Very-Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
0060
National Flag Graphic
1944
Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
0061
National Flag Graphic
1945
North American NA-116
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Proposal
Picture of the North American NA-116
0062
National Flag Graphic
1943
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber
Picture of the North American XB-70 Valkyrie
0063
National Flag Graphic
1964
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Strategic Heavy Bomber / Stealth Bomber
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
0064
National Flag Graphic
1997
Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
Long Range Strike - Bomber / Stealth Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider (LRS-B)
0065
National Flag Graphic
2032
Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
0066
National Flag Graphic
1940
Piaggio P.108
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
Picture of the Piaggio P.108
0067
National Flag Graphic
1942
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
0068
National Flag Graphic
1986
Rumpler G (Series)
Biplane Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
0069
National Flag Graphic
1915
Short Stirling
Four-Engine Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Short Stirling
0070
National Flag Graphic
1941
Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
Picture of the Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
0071
National Flag Graphic
1919
Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
Heavy Bomber / Reconnassaince Aircraft
Picture of the Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
0072
National Flag Graphic
1913
Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
Prototype Supersonic Strategic Bomber / High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
0073
National Flag Graphic
1972
Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
0074
National Flag Graphic
1937
Tupolev PAK DA
5th Generation Strategic Stealth Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev PAK DA
0075
National Flag Graphic
2028
Tupolev TB-1 (ANT-4)
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev TB-1 (ANT-4)
0076
National Flag Graphic
1929
Tupolev TB-3
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev TB-3
0077
National Flag Graphic
1932
Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
Long-Range Anti-Submarine Warfare Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
0078
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
0079
National Flag Graphic
1989
Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
0080
National Flag Graphic
1949
Tupolev Tu-80
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-80
0081
National Flag Graphic
1949
Tupolev Tu-85
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-85
0082
National Flag Graphic
1951
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
0083
National Flag Graphic
1956
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Swept-Wing, Supersonic Strategic Bomber Prototype Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
0084
National Flag Graphic
1956
Vickers Vimy
Heavy Biplane Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Vickers Vimy
0085
National Flag Graphic
1919
Vickers Warwick
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Vickers Warwick
0086
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vickers Windsor
Heavy Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Vickers Windsor
0087
National Flag Graphic
1943
Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber)
Strategic Heavy Triplane Bomber Prototype
Picture of the Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber)
0088
National Flag Graphic
1923
Xian H-20
Subsonic Strategic Stealth Bomber Project
Picture of the Xian H-20
0089
National Flag Graphic
2025
Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
Heavy Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
0090
National Flag Graphic
1917


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