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Medium Bomber Aircraft

The Medium Bomber provided the speed lacking in 'heavies' with the firepower not generally found in competing lightweight designs.

Medium Bomber Aircraft

The Medium Bomber provided the speed lacking in 'heavies' with the firepower not generally found in competing lightweight designs.

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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 103 Medium 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
1916
Picture of the AEG G.IV
AEG G.IV
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Medium Bomber Biplane Aircraft
A
2
1937
Picture of the Aero A.304
Aero A.304
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
A
3
1918
Picture of the AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Biplane Bomber Aircraft
A
4
1940
Picture of the Amiot 354
Amiot 354
National Flag Graphic
Fast Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
A
5
1944
Picture of the Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Fast Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
A
6
1943
Picture of the Arado Ar E.340
Arado Ar E.340
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Concept Aircraft
A
7
1937
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
A
8
1956
Picture of the Avro Vulcan
Avro Vulcan
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
B
9
1969
Picture of the BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
National Flag Graphic
Long-range Maritime Patrol / Anti-Submarine Aircraft
B
10
1922
Picture of the Blackburn Dart
Blackburn Dart
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
B
11
1933
Picture of the Bloch MB.200
Bloch MB.200
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Bomber Aircraft
B
12
1935
Picture of the Bloch MB.210
Bloch MB.210
National Flag Graphic
Bomber Aircraft
B
13
1941
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.163
Blohm and Voss Bv P.163
National Flag Graphic
Asymmetric Bomber Aircraft Proposal
B
14
1944
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
National Flag Graphic
Ground Attack / Tactical Bomber Proposal
B
15
1983
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
B
16
1976
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
National Flag Graphic
Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft
B
17
1951
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
B
18
2009
Picture of the Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft Proposal
B
19
1947
Picture of the Boeing XB-55
Boeing XB-55
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Bomber Proposal
B
20
1949
Picture of the Boeing XB-59
Boeing XB-59
National Flag Graphic
Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
B
21
1937
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Blenheim
National Flag Graphic
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
B
22
1943
Picture of the Bristol Buckingham
Bristol Buckingham
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Fast Transport Aircraft
C
23
1938
Picture of the CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
National Flag Graphic
Tri-Motor Medium Bomber Aircraft
C
24
1960
Picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
National Flag Graphic
Supersonic Delta-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
C
25
1949
Picture of the CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
National Flag Graphic
Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
C
26
1947
Picture of the CONVAIR XB-46
CONVAIR XB-46
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
C
27
1916
Picture of the Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
Curtiss Wanamaker (Model T / Model 3)
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engine Triplane Flying Boat Aircraft
D
28
1941
Picture of the Dornier Do 217
Dornier Do 217
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Medium Bomber
D
29
1934
Picture of the Dornier Do 23
Dornier Do 23
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber
D
30
1944
Picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Heavy Attack Aircraft
D
31
1939
Picture of the Douglas B-23 Dragon
Douglas B-23 Dragon
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Maritime Patrol Platform / Crew Trainer
D
32
1966
Picture of the Douglas B-26K Counter Invader (A-26B)
Douglas B-26K Counter Invader (A-26B)
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Support / Ground Attack Aircraft
E
33
1951
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
English Electric Canberra
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
F
34
1976
Picture of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
National Flag Graphic
Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
F
35
1936
Picture of the Fiat Br.20 Cicogna (Stork)
Fiat Br.20 Cicogna (Stork)
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
F
36
1942
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 191
Focke-Wulf Fw 191
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
F
37
1944
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Medium Fast Bomber Concept
F
38
1939
Picture of the Fokker T.IX
Fokker T.IX
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
G
39
1967
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
G
40
1963
Picture of the Grumman A-6 Intruder
Grumman A-6 Intruder
National Flag Graphic
Carrierborne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
G
41
1945
Picture of the Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
Grumman XTB2F-1 (G-55)
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Carrierborne Navy Bomber Aircraft
H
42
2027
Picture of the HAL Tejas AF MWF (Medium Weight Fighter )
HAL Tejas AF MWF (Medium Weight Fighter )
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
H
43
1938
Picture of the Handley Page Hampden
Handley Page Hampden
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Night Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
H
44
1922
Picture of the Handley Page Hanley
Handley Page Hanley
National Flag Graphic
Torpedo Biplane Bomber Prototype
H
45
1924
Picture of the Handley Page Hendon (HP.25)
Handley Page Hendon (HP.25)
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Torpedo Bomber Prototype Aircraft
H
46
1957
Picture of the Handley Page Victor
Handley Page Victor
National Flag Graphic
Heavy Bomber / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
H
47
1935
Picture of the Heinkel He 111
Heinkel He 111
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
H
48
1946
Picture of the Henschel Hs P.87 (Schnellbomber)
Henschel Hs P.87 (Schnellbomber)
National Flag Graphic
High Speed Bomber Aircraft Proposal
H
49
1927
Picture of the Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops
Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Prototype Aircraft
I
50
1949
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Strike Medium Bomber Aircraft
I
51
1937
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-4
Ilyushin IL-4
National Flag Graphic
Torpedo Bomber / Bomber Aircraft
J
52
1943
Picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
National Flag Graphic
Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
J
53
1932
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
J
54
1936
Picture of the Junkers Ju 86
Junkers Ju 86
National Flag Graphic
Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
J
55
1939
Picture of the Junkers Ju 88
Junkers Ju 88
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
K
56
1991
Picture of the KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
National Flag Graphic
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
L
57
1916
Picture of the Letord LET (Series)
Letord LET (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Three-Seat, Twin-Engine Biplane Reconnaissance Bomber Aircraft
L
58
1938
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
L
59
1943
Picture of the Lippisch P.13
Lippisch P.13
National Flag Graphic
High-Speed, Tandem Engine Bomber Aircraft Proposal
L
60
1939
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Hudson
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
M
61
1932
Picture of the Martin B-10
Martin B-10
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber
M
62
1941
Picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
Martin B-26 Marauder
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
M
63
1954
Picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra
Martin B-57 Canberra
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
M
64
1941
Picture of the Martin Baltimore
Martin Baltimore
National Flag Graphic
Light / Medium Bomber Aircraft
M
65
1950
Picture of the Martin P4M Mercator
Martin P4M Mercator
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Patrol Bomber Aircraft
M
66
1952
Picture of the Martin P5M Marlin
Martin P5M Marlin
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Service Flying Boat Aircraft
M
67
1941
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
Martin PBM Mariner
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
M
68
1939
Picture of the Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
Martin XB-27 (Model 182)
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude Medium Bomber Proposal
M
69
1942
Picture of the Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
National Flag Graphic
Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
M
70
1984
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
M
71
1936
Picture of the Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
M
72
1941
Picture of the Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
National Flag Graphic
Navy Land-Based Medium Bomber Aircraft
M
73
1939
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
M
74
1944
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber
N
75
1941
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
N
76
1941
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
North American B-25 Mitchell
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
N
77
1942
Picture of the North American XB-28 (Dragon)
North American XB-28 (Dragon)
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
N
78
1972
Picture of the Northrop YA-9
Northrop YA-9
National Flag Graphic
Close Air Support Aircraft Prototype
P
79
1934
Picture of the Potez 540
Potez 540
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Reconnaissance-Bomber Aircraft
P
80
1938
Picture of the PZL P.37 Los
PZL P.37 Los
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
R
81
1915
Picture of the Rumpler G (Series)
Rumpler G (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Biplane Bomber Aircraft
S
82
1944
Picture of the Saab B18
Saab B18
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance / Dive Bomber Aircraft
S
83
1936
Picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
S
84
2013
Picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle)
Shenyang (AVIC) J-16 (Red Eagle)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole 4th Generation Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
S
85
1948
Picture of the SNCAC NC.1070
SNCAC NC.1070
National Flag Graphic
Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Prototype
S
86
1949
Picture of the SNCAC NC.1071
SNCAC NC.1071
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Carrierborne Strike Aircraft Prototype
S
87
1951
Picture of the SNCASO SO.4000
SNCASO SO.4000
National Flag Graphic
Jet-Powered Supersonic Bomber Prototype
S
88
1950
Picture of the Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
National Flag Graphic
Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
S
89
1974
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
National Flag Graphic
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
S
90
1981
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
National Flag Graphic
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
S
91
1985
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
S
92
2014
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Heavy Combat Fighter Aircraft
T
93
1947
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-12 (Tu-77)
Tupolev Tu-12 (Tu-77)
National Flag Graphic
Experimental Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
T
94
1954
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Twin-Engined, Jet-Powered Fast Bomber
T
95
1942
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Fast Bomber / Multirole Aircraft
T
96
1972
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
National Flag Graphic
Swing-Wing Supersonic Strategic / Maritime Bomber
V
97
1955
Picture of the Vickers Valiant
Vickers Valiant
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Bomber / Fuel Tanker / Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft
V
98
1938
Picture of the Vickers Wellington
Vickers Wellington
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
V
99
1967
Picture of the Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
National Flag Graphic
Carrier-Borne Strike Aircraft
X
100
1959
Picture of the Xian H-6
Xian H-6
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Bomber Aircraft
Y
101
1941
Picture of the Yermolayev Yer-2
Yermolayev Yer-2
National Flag Graphic
Medium Bomber Aircraft
Y
102
1944
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
National Flag Graphic
Light-Medium Bomber / Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber / Night-Fighter
Y
103
1944
Picture of the Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
National Flag Graphic
Night-Fighter / Night-Intruder Aircraft


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