Bomber

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A bomber is an aircraft designed to deploy explosive ordinance against ground targets (usually stationary objects such as buildings). Bombers vary widely in design, from "dive bombers" that are little larger than fighters to strategic bombers that can saturate an area with dozens of bombs. The first bombers appeared during the Great War, but the true strategic importance of bombers was realized during World War II.

A torpedo bomber is a specialized bomber designed to attack naval assets by dropping torpedoes into the water to damage ships below the water line.

Real Life Bombers

  • Junkers Ju-88 (Luftwaffe (Nazi Germany))
  • Junkers Ju-87 Stuka (Luftwaffe (Nazi Germany))
  • Mitsubishi G4M "Betty" (Imperial Japanese Navy)
  • Nakajima B5N Kate (Imperial Japanese Navy)
  • Aichi D3A Val (Imperial Japanese Navy)
  • Avro Lancaster (Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force)
  • Avro Manchester (Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force)
  • de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito (Royal Air Force, Royal Canadian Air Force)
  • Avro Vulcan (Royal Air Force)
  • Fairey Swordfish (Royal Navy)
  • B-1 Lancer (United States Air Force)
  • B-2 Spirit (United States Air Force)
  • B-17 Flying Fortress (United States Air Force)
  • B-24 Liberator (United States Air Force)
  • B-25 Mitchell (United States Air Force)
  • B-26 Marauder (United States Air Force)
  • B-29 Superfortress (United States Air Force)
  • B-36 Peacemaker (United States Air Force)
  • B-45 Tornado (United States Air Force)
  • B-47 Stratojet (United States Air Force)
  • B-50 Superfortress (United States Air Force)
  • B-52 Stratofortress (United States Air Force)
  • XB-70 Valkyrie (United States Air Force)
  • TBD Devastator (United States Navy)
  • TBF Avenger (United States Navy)
  • SBD Dauntless (United States Navy)
  • SBC Helldiver (United States Navy)
  • Tupolev Tu-16 "Badger" (Soviet Air Force)
  • Tupolev Tu-22 "Blinder" (Soviet Air Force)
  • Tupolev Tu-22M "Backfire" (Soviet Air Force/Navy)
  • Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear (Soviet Air Force)
  • Tupolev Tu-160 "Blackjack" (Soviet Air Force

Fictional Bombers

In science fiction, spacecraft often serve the function of bombers.

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