List of bomber aircraft

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List of bomber aircraft organized by era and manufacturer. A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground or sea targets.

Bomber types[edit]

  • Amerika Bomber - very long range German World War 2 bomber intended to attack cities in North America from Europe and return.
  • Army cooperation aircraft or Scout bomber - also carries out tactical reconnaissance in addition to bombing, are also known as reconnaissance bomber or close support aircraft. Overlaps with observation category.
  • Bomber-transport - aircraft that combine the functions of a transport and a bomber. Primarily used from the 1920s into the early 1940s.
  • Counter-insurgency aircraft - light attack bombers used against guerrillas. Many were converted trainers.
  • Dive bomber - bomber specially strengthened to allow attacks from a near vertical dive - used only from the mid-1930s until the late 1940s. German designation was Sturzkampfflugzeug often shortened to Stuka.
  • Fighter-bomber - fighter that have a limited ability to attack ground targets. May be obsolete as fighters.
  • General purpose aircraft - British 1920s and 1930s term for a multi-role aircraft used for light bombing, observation, training and sometimes as a fighter.
  • Ground attack - also known as attack bombers, shturmovik and schlachtflugzeug - light and medium bombers used in a tactical role. Often armoured against ground fire.
  • Heavy bomber - subjective description of size compared to contemporary types - definition varies by country and era, and reclassification as larger aircraft enter service is common. The German World War I designations grossflugzeuge (large aircraft) and riesenflugzeuge (giant aircraft) are analogous.
  • Interdictor - bombers designed to attack targets behind the enemy front lines, with the intention of preventing forces and material reaching the battlefront.
  • Level bomber - opposite of a dive bomber, aircraft flies at a constant altitude while dropping bombs. Term only current during the late 1930s and early 1940s
  • Light bomber - subjective description of size compared to contemporary types - definition varies by country and era, and in general used from the 1920s to 1950s. Often single or two seat single engine propeller powered aircraft.
  • Master Bomber - marked targets with smoke and flares during World War 2 for other bombers to aim for. Sometimes referred to as a Pathfinder.
  • Medium bomber - subjective description of size compared to contemporary types - definition varies by country and era.
  • Minelayer - aircraft used to deploy minefields - can be nearly any type of bomber.
  • Night Bomber - bomber designed for making attacks at night when intercepting fighters are at a disadvantage.
  • Maritime reconnaissance/Maritime patrol/Patrol bomber - used to control sealanes - can usually attack ships and in later examples, submarines. Most modern examples are converted transports.
  • Schnellbomber - German designation for high speed bomber, used speed to avoid interception, however increases in speed of intercepting fighter usually made these obsolete quickly.
  • Stealth bomber - bomber designed and equipped to make detection by radar and infra-red devices difficult.
  • Strategic bomber - bomber used to destroy targets having a long term strategic impact - such as industrial production or transportation networks.
  • Strike fighter - similar to ground attack or fighter-bomber and may have minimal air to air combat capabilities.
  • Tactical bomber - bomber used to destroy targets in direct support of ground operations.
  • Torpedo bomber - bomber whose primary weapon is a torpedo. First examples appeared during World War I, term rare since the 1960s when other weapons became available and reduced specialization. Related types include torpedo-fighter (similar to fighter bomber) and torpedo-dive bomber.
  • Ural bomber - early 1930s German long range bomber program.
  • V bomber - series of 3 heavy strategic jet bombers produced by the British in the 1950s.

1918 and before[edit]

Name of Bomber Country
of origin
Year of
first flight
Retired/Status Number
built
AEG G.I  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
AEG G.II  Germany 1915 retired 20 ca.
AEG G.III  Germany 1915 retired 25
AEG G.IV  Germany 1916 retired 1918 320
AEG G.V  Germany 1918 retired 1918 151
AEG N.I night bomber  Germany 1918 retired 1918 37
AEG R.I  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Airco DH.3 heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1916 retired prototype 2
Airco DH.4  United Kingdom 1916 retired 6,295
Airco DH.9  United Kingdom 1917 retired 4,091
Airco DH.9A  United Kingdom 1918 retired 1,997
Airco DH.10 heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired 258
Albatros C.III  Germany 1915 retired 1918 2,271[notes 1]
Albatros C.VII/N.I  Germany 1916 retired 1918 600+
Albatros G.I  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Albatros G.II  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Albatros G.III  Germany 1915 retired 1918 45
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8  United Kingdom 1916 retired 1,650
Avro 504  United Kingdom 1913 retired 8,970[notes 1]
Avro 523 Pike  United Kingdom 1916 retired prototype 2
Avro 529 long range bomber  United Kingdom 1917 retired prototype 2
Avro 533 Manchester  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 3
Beardmore W.B.1  United Kingdom 1917 retired prototype 1
Beardmore W.B.VI torpedo bomber  United Kingdom n/a cancelled project 0
Blackburn Blackburd torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 3
Blackburn Kangaroo maritime patrol/heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired 1929 20
Bleriot XI  France 1909 retired 100+
Breguet Bre.4  France 1914 retired 100 ca.
Breguet Bre.5 & 6  France 1915 retired 50+
Breguet 14  France 1916 retired 7,800
Breguet 16 night bomber  France 1918 retired 200 ca.
Bristol Braemar heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 2
Bristol TB.8  United Kingdom 1913 retired 54
Caudron G.4  France 1915 retired 1,421
Caudron R.4  France 1915 retired 249
Caproni Ca.1 heavy bomber  Italy 1914 retired 162
Caproni Ca.2 heavy bomber  Italy 1915 retired 9
Caproni Ca.3 heavy bomber  Italy 1916 retired 509
Caproni Ca.4 heavy bomber  Italy 1917 retired 38
Caproni Ca.5 heavy bomber  Italy 1917 retired 664
Curtiss Model H patrol flying boat  United States 1917 retired 478
Curtiss HS patrol flying boat  United States 1917 retired 1,178
Curtiss F5L patrol flying boat  United States 1918 retired 227
DFW R.I  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
DFW R.II  Germany 1918 retired prototype 2
DFW R.III  Germany n/a cancelled project 0
Fairey Campania patrol floatplane  United Kingdom 1917 retired 62
Fairey III reconnaissance/light bomber  United Kingdom 1917 retired 1941 964
Farman F.50 night bomber  France 1918 retired 1922 100+
Felixstowe F.2 patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1917 retired 175
Felixstowe F.3 patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1917 retired 182
Felixstowe F.5 patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1918 retired 53
Felixstowe Fury patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 1
Fokker K.I  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Friedrichshafen FF.41  Germany 1917 retired 9
Friedrichshafen G.I heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Friedrichshafen G.II heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired 1918 35
Friedrichshafen G.III heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired 1918 338
Friedrichshafen G.IV heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 1
Friedrichshafen G.V heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 1
Gotha G.I heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired 1917 20
Gotha G.II heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired 1917 11
Gotha G.III heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired 1917 25
Gotha G.IV heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired 1918 230
Gotha G.V heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired 1918 205
Gotha G.VI heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 2
Gotha GL.VII heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired 1918 20 ca.
Gotha G.VIII heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 1
Gotha G.IX heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired 1918 90 ca.
Gotha G.X heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 2
Grahame-White Ganymede heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1919 retired prototype 1
Handley Page Type O heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1921 600
Handley Page V/1500 heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired 41
Kennedy Giant heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1917 retired prototype 1
Linke-Hofmann R.I heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired prototype 4
Martin MBT/MT  United States 1918 retired 20
Martinsyde G.100 and 102 "Elephant"  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1917 271
Morane-Saulnier S heavy bomber  France 1915 retired prototype 1
Morane-Saulnier T heavy bomber  France 1916 retired 90
Morane-Saulnier TRK heavy bomber  France 1916 retired prototype 1
Nieuport 15  France 1916 retired prototype 2+
Nieuport 18 and 19  France n/a cancelled project 0
Norman Thompson N.T.4 patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1916 retired 1918 26
Paul Schmitt Type 6  France 1914 retired 1917 10 ca.
Paul Schmitt Type 7  France 1915 retired 1917 150 ca.
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2  United Kingdom 1912 retired 1919 3,500 ca.
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2  United Kingdom 1914 retired 1918 1,939
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.5  United Kingdom 1914 retired 1915 24
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.7  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1917 230
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8  United Kingdom 1916 retired 1919 4,077
Rumpler G.I, II & III heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired 220
Rumpler Taube  Germany 1910 retired 263+
Sablatnig N.I night bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 1
Short Bomber heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1917 83
Short N.2B floatplane bomber  United Kingdom 1917 retired prototype 2
Short Shirl torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 4
Short Type 81 floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1913 retired 1915 9
Short Type 166 floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1916 retired 26
Short Type 184 floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1933 936
Short Type 320 floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1916 retired 1919 127
Short Type 827 & 830 floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1914 retired 136
Siemens-Schuckert R.I heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.II heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.III heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.IV heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.V heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.VI heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.VII heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired prototype 1
Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII heavy bomber  Germany n/a retired prototype 2
Siemens-Schuckert R.IX heavy bomber  Germany n/a cancelled project 0
Sikorsky Ilya Muromets heavy bomber  Russian Empire 1913 retired 1922 85+
Sopwith 1½ Strutter  United Kingdom 1915 retired 5,639
Sopwith B.1  United Kingdom 1917 retired prototype 2
Sopwith Cuckoo torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1918 retired 1923 232
Sopwith Rhino  United Kingdom 1918 retired prototype 2
Sopwith Special torpedo seaplane Type C torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1914 retired prototype 1
Sopwith Type 860 torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1914 retired 22
Vickers Vimy heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1917 retired 1933 239
Voisin III  France 1914 retired 1918 800+
Voisin V  France 1915 retired 350 ca.
Voisin VIII  France 1916 retired 1,100 ca.
Voisin X  France 1917 retired 1923 900 ca.
Voisin XI  France 1918 retired 10 ca.
Voisin XII  France 1918 retired prototype 1
Wight Seaplane floatplane patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1915 retired 1917 52
Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.I patrol flying boat  Germany n/a prototype destroyed 1
Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.II patrol flying boat  Germany 1916 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.III patrol flying boat  Germany 1917 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Lindau Rs.IV patrol flying boat  Germany 1918 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken VGO.I heavy bomber  Germany 1915 crashed 1915 1
Zeppelin-Staaken VGO.II heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken VGO.III/R.III heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken R.IV heavy bomber  Germany 1915 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken R.V heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI heavy bomber  Germany 1916 retired 1919 18
Zeppelin-Staaken R.VII heavy bomber  Germany 1917 retired prototype 1
Zeppelin-Staaken R.XV heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 3
Zeppelin-Staaken R.XVI heavy bomber  Germany 1918 retired prototype 3

1919-1935[edit]

Name of Bomber Country
of origin
Year of
first flight
Retired/Status Number
built
Aero A.11 reconnaissance bomber  Czechoslovakia 1925 retired 1940 440
Aero A.12 reconnaissance bomber  Czechoslovakia 1923 retired 93
Aero A.24  Czechoslovakia 1924 retired prototype 1
Aero A.30  Czechoslovakia 1927 retired 20
Aero A.42  Czechoslovakia 1929 retired prototype 2
Aero A.100 reconnaissance bomber  Czechoslovakia 1933 retired 1942 44
Aero A.101 reconnaissance bomber  Czechoslovakia 1934 retired 143
Aichi D1A dive bomber  Japan 1934 retired 1942 590
Airco DH.11  United Kingdom 1919 retired prototype 1
Amiot 143M medium bomber  France 1931 retired 1944 138
ANF Les Mureaux 110 reconnaissance bomber  France 1931 retired 1940 285
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas reconnaissance/light bomber  United Kingdom 1925 retired 1942 478
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.19  United Kingdom 1934 retired prototype 1
Armstrong Whitworth AW.23 heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1935 retired prototype 1
Avro Aldershot long range day/night bomber  United Kingdom 1921 retired 1925 17
Avro Anson light bomber/maritime coastal patrol  United Kingdom 1935 retired 1968 11,020[notes 1]
Avro Antelope 2 seat day bomber  United Kingdom 1928 retired prototype 1
Bellanca 77-140 medium bomber  United States 1934 retired 1942 4
Beriev MBR-2 maritime patrol flying boat  Soviet Union 1931 retired 1,365[notes 2]
Blackburn B-3 torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 2
Blackburn B-7 dive bomber  United Kingdom 1934 retired prototype 1
Blackburn Baffin torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1932 retired 1941 97
Blackburn Beagle torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1928 retired prototype 2
Blackburn Cubaroo torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1924 retired prototype 2
Blackburn Dart torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1921 retired 1933 126
Blackburn Iris maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1926 retired 1934 5
Blackburn Perth maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1933 retired 1938 4
Blackburn Ripon torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1926 retired 1944 92
Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1933 retired 1945 269
Blackburn Velos torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1925 retired 1936 22
Blériot 127 heavy bomber  France 1926 retired 1934 44
Bloch MB.200 heavy bomber  France 1933 retired 1941 332
Boeing YB-9  United States 1931 retired 1935 7
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber  United States 1935 retired 1968 12,731
Bolkhovitinov DB-A heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1935 retired 14
Boulton & Paul Bolton heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1922 retired prototype 1
Boulton Paul Bourges heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1919 retired prototype 3
Boulton Paul Bodmin heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1924 retired prototype 2
Boulton & Paul Bugle heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1923 retired 7
Boulton Paul P.32 night bomber  United Kingdom 1931 retired prototype 1
Boulton Paul Sidestrand heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1926 retired 1936 20
Boulton Paul Overstrand heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1933 retired 1941 28
Breda A.8 night bomber  Italy 1927 retired prototype 1
Breda A.14 night bomber  Italy 1928 retired prototype 1
Breda Ba.46 bomber/transport  Italy 1934 retired prototype 1
Breda Ba.64 attack bomber  Italy 1934 retired 1939 42
Breda Ba.65 ground attack  Italy 1935 retired 1941 218
Breda Ba.88 ground attack  Italy 1935 retired 1941 149
Breguet 19 reconnaissance/bomber  France 1922 retired 1945 2,700+
Breguet 270 Series reconnaissance/bomber  France 1929 retired 1939 227+
Breguet 521 patrol flying boat  France 1933 retired 1944 34
Bristol Berkeley heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1925 retired prototype 3
Bristol Blenheim medium bomber  United Kingdom 1935 retired 1956 4,422
Bristol Bombay heavy bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1935 retired 1944 50
CAMS 33 patrol flying boat  France 1923 retired 20
CAMS 37 patrol flying boat  France 1926 retired 1942 332[notes 2]
CAMS 55 patrol flying boat  France 1928 retired 1941 112
CANT Z.501 patrol flying boat  Italy 1934 retired 1950 200+
CANT Z.506 patrol floatplane  Italy 1935 retired 1959 325+
Caproni A.P.1 attack bomber  Italy 1934 retired 1942 56 ca.
Caproni Ca.73 heavy bomber/transport  Italy 1924 retired 1934 unk.
Caproni Ca.90 heavy bomber  Italy 1929 retired prototype 1
Caproni Ca.101 bomber/transport  Italy 1928 retired unk
Caproni Ca.111 reconnaissance bomber  Italy 1932 retired 148
Consolidated P2Y patrol flying boat  United States 1929 retired 1941 78
Consolidated PBY Catalina maritime patrol flying boat/amphibian  United States 1935 retired 1980s 4,051 ca.
Curtiss A-3/A-4 Falcon attack/light bomber  United States 1924 retired 1937 155
Curtiss A-8 attack/light bomber  United States 1931 retired 1939 13
Curtiss A-12 Shrike attack/light bomber  United States 1933 retired 1942 46
Curtiss XA-14 attack/light bomber  United States 1935 retired prototype 1
Curtiss A-18 Shrike attack/light bomber  United States 1935 retired 1943 13
Curtiss B-2 Condor heavy bomber  United States 1929 retired 1934 13
Curtiss BF2C Goshawk fighter-bomber  United States 1933 retired 1949 166
Curtiss CS torpedo bomber  United States 1923 retired 83
Curtiss SBC Helldiver dive bomber  United States 1935 retired 1943 257
Curtiss T-32 Condor II bomber/transport  United States 1933 retired 45
de Havilland DH.14 Okapi heavy day bomber  United Kingdom 1919 retired prototype 3
de Havilland DH.27 Derby heavy day bomber  United Kingdom 1922 retired prototype 2
de Havilland DH.65 Hound 2 seat day bomber  United Kingdom 1926 retired prototype 1
de Havilland DH.72 heavy night bomber  United Kingdom 1931 retired prototype 1
Dornier Do N  Weimar Republic 1928 retired 26
Dornier Do 11 heavy bomber  Weimar Republic 1932 retired 1936 372
Dornier Do 17 medium bomber  Nazi Germany 1934 retired 1952 2,139
Dornier Do 22 torpedo bomber  Nazi Germany 1935 retired 1945 30 ca.
Dornier Do 23 heavy bomber  Weimar Republic 1934 retired 282
Douglas DT torpedo bomber  United States 1921 retired 90
Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bomber  United States 1935 retired 1946 350
Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bomber  United States 1935 retired 1944 130
Douglas Y1B-7 heavy bomber  United States 1931 retired prototype 8
Fairey Fawn reconnaissance/light bomber  United Kingdom 1923 retired 1929 75
Fairey Ferret  United Kingdom 1925 retired prototype 3
Fairey Fox light bomber  United Kingdom 1925 retired 1945
Fairey G.4/31  United Kingdom 1934 retired prototype 1
Fairey Gordon 2 seat day bomber  United Kingdom 1931 retired 1941 186
Fairey Hendon heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1930 retired 1939 15
Fairey Seal  United Kingdom 1930 retired 1943 91
Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1946 2,391
Farman F.60 Goliath heavy bomber  France 1919 retired prototype 3
Farman F.140 Super Goliath night bomber  France 1924 retired 1930 9
Farman F.150 heavy bomber  France 1926 retired prototype 1+
Farman F.160 heavy bomber  France 1928 retired 250
Farman F.220 heavy bomber  France 1932 retired 80 ca.[notes 2]
Fiat BR  Italy 1919 retired 250+
Fiat BRG  Italy 1931 retired prototype 1
Fieseler Fi 98 dive bomber  Nazi Germany 1935 retired prototype 1
Focke-Wulf Fw 42 medium bomber  Weimar Republic n/a abandoned project 0
Fokker C.V light reconnaissance bomber  Netherlands 1924 retired 1945 955
Fokker C.X light reconnaissance bomber  Netherlands 1934 retired 1958 71
Fokker T.IV maritime patrol torpedo bomber  Netherlands 1927 retired 1942 33
Fokker XB-8 heavy bomber  United States 1929 retired prototype 7
Gloster Goral  United Kingdom 1927 retired prototype 1
Gloster TSR.38  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 1
Great Lakes BG dive bomber  United States 1933 retired 1941 61
Grigorovich TB-5 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1931 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.19 Hanley torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1922 retired prototype 3
Handley Page H.P.24 Hyderabad heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1925 retired 1933 44
Handley Page H.P.25 Hendon torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1924 retired prototype 6
Handley Page H.P.28 Handcross heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1924 retired prototype 3
Handley Page H.P.31 Harrow torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1926 retired prototype 2
Handley Page H.P.33 Hinaidi heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1927 retired 36
Handley Page H.P.34 Hare high altitude day bomber  United Kingdom 1928 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.43 heavy bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.46 torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.47 gp/torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1934 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.50 Heyford heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1930 retired 1941 125
Handley Page H.P.51 heavy bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1935 retired prototype 1
Hawker Audax Army cooperation aircraft  United Kingdom 1931 retired 1945 700+
Hawker Hardy general purpose biplane  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1941 48
Hawker Hart  United Kingdom 1928 retired 1943 992
Hawker Hind 2 seat day bomber  United Kingdom 1935 retired 1957 528
Hawker Horsley/Dantorp  United Kingdom 1925 retired 1940 124
Heinkel He 45  Weimar Republic 1931 retired 512
Heinkel He 50 dive bomber  Nazi Germany 1931 retired 1944 78
Heinkel He 59 torpedo bomber  Nazi Germany 1931 retired 1944 142
Heinkel He 70 schnell bomber  Nazi Germany 1932 retired 1954 324[notes 2]
Heinkel He 111 heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1935 retired 1958 6,508[notes 2]
Henschel Hs 123 dive bomber  Nazi Germany 1935 retired 1945 250 ca.
Hiro G2H heavy bomber  Japan 1933 retired 8
Hiro H1H maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1927 retired 65
Hiro H2H maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1930 retired 17
Hiro H4H maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1931 retired 47
Huff-Daland XB-1 heavy bomber  United States 1927 retired prototype 1
Ilyushin DB-3 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1935 retired 1,528
Junkers A 35 reconnaissance bomber  Weimar Republic 1926 retired prototype 186
Junkers Ju 52 bomber/transport  Weimar Republic 1930 retired 1982 4,845[notes 2]
Junkers Ju 86 reconnaissance bomber  Nazi Germany 1934 retired 1958 900 ca.[notes 2]
Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber  Nazi Germany 1935 retired 1945 6,500 ca.
Junkers K 37 heavy bomber  Weimar Republic 1927 retired prototype 2
Junkers R 42/JuG-1 bomber/transport  Weimar Republic 1924 retired 52
Junkers K 43 bomber/transport  Weimar Republic 1926 retired prototype 2,000+[notes 2]
Junkers K 47 dive bomber  Weimar Republic 1929 retired 23
Kalinin K-7 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1933 retired prototype 1
Kawanishi E7K light/reconnaissance bomber  Japan 1933 retired 1943 533
Kawasaki Ki-3 light bomber  Japan 1933 retired 243
Keystone B-3 light bomber  United States 1929 retired 1940 36
Keystone B-4 heavy bomber  United States 1930 retired 30
Keystone B-5 heavy bomber  United States 1929 retired 30
Keystone B-6 heavy bomber  United States 1931 retired 44
Latécoère 290 floatplane torpedo bomber  France 1931 retired 1940 35
Latécoère 302 flying boat torpedo bomber  France 1931 retired prototype 3
Latécoère 381 maritime patrol flying boat  France 1930 retired prototype 3
Latécoère 521 & 523 maritime patrol flying boat  France 1935 retired prototype 4
Latécoère 550 floatplane torpedo bomber  France 1933 retired prototype 1
Latécoère 582 floatplane torpedo bomber  France 1935 retired prototype 1
Letov Š-6 reconnaissance/light bomber  Czechoslovakia 1923 retired 35
Letov Š-16 reconnaissance/light bomber  Czechoslovakia 1926 retired 89
Letov Š-28, 128, 228, 328, 428 & 528  Czechoslovakia 1929 retired 1944 470
Letov Š-33  Czechoslovakia 1930 retired prototype 1
Levasseur PL.2 torpedo bomber  France 1922 retired 1932 11
Levasseur PL.7 torpedo bomber  France 1928 retired 1940 46
Levasseur PL.14 torpedo bomber  France 1929 retired 1937 30
Levasseur PL.15 torpedo bomber  France 1932 retired 1940 17
Linke-Hofmann R.II heavy bomber  Germany 1919 retired prototype 2
Lioré et Olivier LeO H-13 heavy night bomber  France 1922 retired 1931 30
Lioré et Olivier LeO 20 heavy night bomber  France 1927 retired 1939 363 ca.
Lioré et Olivier LeO 25 heavy bomber  France 1928 retired 1944 97
Loire 70 maritime patrol flying boat  France 1933 retired 1940 8
Martin B-10 & related heavy bomber  United States 1932 retired 1949 342
Martin NBS-1 night bomber  United States 1920 retired 1929 130
Martin T3M torpedo bomber  United States 1926 retired 1932 124
Martin T4M torpedo bomber  United States 1927 retired 1938 155
Mitsubishi 1MT torpedo bomber  Japan 1922 retired 20
Mitsubishi 2MB1 light bomber  Japan 1926 retired 48
Mitsubishi 3MT5 torpedo bomber  Japan 1932 retired 11
Mitsubishi B1M torpedo bomber  Japan 1923 retired 443
Mitsubishi B2M torpedo bomber  Japan 1929 retired 206
Mitsubishi G1M heavy bomber  Japan 1934 retired prototype 1
Mitsubishi G3M attack bomber  Japan 1935 retired 1945 1,048
Mitsubishi Ki-1 heavy bomber  Japan 1932 retired 1937 118
Mitsubishi Ki-2 heavy bomber  Japan 1933 retired 187
Mitsubishi Ki-20 heavy bomber  Japan 1932 retired 6
Nakajima E4N light/reconnaissance bomber floatplane  Japan 1930 retired 153
Nakajima E8N light/reconnaissance bomber floatplane  Japan 1934 retired 755
Nakajima Ki-4 light/reconnaissance bomber  Japan 1933 retired 1943 516
Nieuport London night bomber  United Kingdom 1920 retired prototype 2
Nieuport-Delage NiD 30B heavy bomber  France n/a abandoned project 0
Northrop A-17 light bomber  United States 1935 retired 1958 446
Northrop BT dive bomber  United States 1935 retired 1941 55
Parnall G.4/31 general purpose bomber  United Kingdom 1935 retired prototype 1
Parnall Pike reconnaissance bomber  United Kingdom 1927 retired prototype 1
Parnall Possum heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1923 retired prototype 2
Polikarpov R-5 reconnaissance bomber  Soviet Union 1928 retired 1944 5,170+
Polikarpov R-Z reconnaissance bomber  Soviet Union 1935 retired 1,031
Polikarpov TB-2 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1930 retired prototype 1
Potez 15 reconnaissance bomber  France 1921 retired 545
Potez 25 fighter/bomber  France 1924 retired 4,000 ca.
Potez 540 reconnaissance bomber  France 1933 retired 1943 271
Saro London maritime patrol  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1941 31
Saunders Severn maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1930 retired prototype 1
Saunders Valkyrie maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1926 retired prototype 1
Savoia-Marchetti S.55 flying boat patrol/torpedo bomber  Italy 1924 retired 1939 200+[notes 2]
Savoia-Marchetti S.59 flying boat maritime patrol  Italy 1925 retired 1942 240+
Savoia-Marchetti SM.78 flying boat maritime patrol  Italy 1932 retired 1942 49
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 heavy bomber  Italy 1934 retired 1959 1,350
Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 bomber/transport  Italy 1934 retired 1950 535
Short Knuckleduster maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1933 retired prototype 1
Short Rangoon maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1930 retired 1935 6
Short Sarafand maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 1
Short Singapore maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1942 37
SIAI S.16 flying boat  Italy 1919 retired 1942 242 ca.
Siddeley-Deasy Siniai  United Kingdom 1921 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Nanok torpedo bomber flying boat  United Kingdom 1927 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Scapa maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1932 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Southampton maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1925 retired 84
Supermarine Stranraer maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1946 57
Tarrant Tabor heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1919 retired prototype 1
Tupolev SB medium bomber  Soviet Union 1934 retired 1950 6,945
Tupolev TB-1 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1925 retired 1948 218
Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1930 retired 1945 819
Tupolev TB-4/ANT-16 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1933 retired prototype 1
Tupolev TB-6 heavy bomber  Soviet Union n/a abandoned project 0
Vickers Type 207 torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1933 retired prototype 1
Vickers Type 253 general purpose/light bomber  United Kingdom 1934 retired prototype 1
Vickers Valentia bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1934 retired 1944 82
Vickers Valiant general purpose/light bomber  United Kingdom 1927 retired prototype 1
Vickers Valparaiso light bomber  United Kingdom 1923 retired 1942 28
Vickers Vanox heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1929 retired prototype 1
Vickers Vincent and Vildebeest torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1928 retired 1944 406
Vickers Virginia heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1922 retired 1941 124
Vickers Vixen general purpose/light bomber  United Kingdom 1923 retired 20
Vickers Wellesley general purpose/light bomber  United Kingdom 1935 retired 1944 177
Vultee V-11 attack bomber  United States 1935 retired 224
Weiss WM-21 Sólyom light reconnaissance bomber  Hungary 1937 retired 1945 128
Westland PV-3 torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1931 retired prototype 1
Westland Wallace general purpose/reconnaissance bomber  United Kingdom 1931 retired 1943 172
Westland Wapiti general purpose/reconnaissance bomber  United Kingdom 1927 retired 1944 585
Westland Witch general purpose/reconnaissance bomber  United Kingdom 1928 retired prototype 1
Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber) heavy bomber  United States 1923 retired prototype 1
Yokosuka B3Y torpedo bomber  Japan 1933 retired 129
Yokosuka B4Y torpedo bomber  Japan 1935 retired 1943 205
Yokosuka E1Y light/reconnaissance bomber floatplane  Japan 1923 retired 320
Zeppelin-Staaken R.XIV heavy bomber  Germany 1919 retired prototype 3

1936-1945[edit]

Name of Bomber Country
of origin
Year of
first flight
Retired/Status Number
built
Aero A.304  Czechoslovakia 1937 retired 19
Aichi B7A torpedo bomber/dive bomber  Japan 1942 retired 1945 114
Aichi D3A dive bomber  Japan 1938 retired 1945 1,486
Aichi M6A torpedo bomber  Japan 1943 retired 1945 28
Airspeed Oxford light bomber/trainer  United Kingdom 1937 retired 1956 8,586
Amiot 354 medium bomber  France 1940 retired 86 ca.
Arado Ar 234 reconnaissance bomber  Nazi Germany 1943 retired 1945 210
Archangelski Ar-2 dive bomber  Soviet Union 1940 retired 1944 190
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1940 retired 1946 602
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bomber/maritime patrol  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1945 1,814
Avro Lancaster heavy bomber/maritime patrol  United Kingdom 1941 retired 1964 7,377
Avro Lincoln heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1944 retired 1967 604
Avro Manchester heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1939 retired 1942 209
Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly medium/attack bomber  United States 1944 retired prototype 2
Beriev Be-4 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1940 retired 47
Blackburn Botha torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1938 retired 1944 580
Blackburn Firebrand torpedo bomber/fighter  United Kingdom 1942 retired 1953 193
Blackburn Skua dive bomber  United Kingdom 1937 retired 1945 192
Bloch 131 reconnaissance bomber  France 1936 retired 143
Bloch 174 reconnaissance bomber  France 1939 retired 1950 225+
Boeing B-29 Superfortress/Washington heavy bomber  United States 1942 retired 1960 3,970
Boeing Model 306 heavy bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1935 project 0
Boeing XB-15 heavy bomber  United States 1937 retired prototype 1
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress heavy bomber  United States 1943 retired prototype 1
Boeing XB-39 Superfortress heavy bomber  United States 1944 retired prototype 1
Boeing XF8B fighter bomber  United States 1944 retired prototype 3
Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger maritime patrol bomber  United States 1942 retired prototype 1
Breguet 693 ground attack  France 1938 retired 1942 230
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer scout bomber  United States 1941 retired 1944 771
Bristol Beaufighter strike fighter/fighter bomber/torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1939 retired 1960 5,928
Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1938 retired 1944 2,129
Bristol Buckingham medium bomber  United Kingdom 1943 retired 119[notes 1]
Bristol Type 148 army cooperation  United Kingdom 1937 retired prototype 2
CAC Woomera light bomber  Australia 1941 retired prototype 2
CANSA FC.20bis land strike  Italy 1941 retired prototype 6 ca.
CANT Z.1007 heavy bomber  Italy 1937 retired 660
CANT Z.1018 medium bomber  Italy 1939 retired prototype 15
Caproni Ca.310 reconnaissance bomber  Italy 1937 retired 1948 312
Caproni Ca.311 reconnaissance bomber  Italy 1939 retired 335
Caproni Ca.313 reconnaissance bomber  Italy 1939 retired 271
Caproni Ca.314 torpedo bomber  Italy 1939 retired 1945 407
Caproni Ca.316 maritime patrol  Italy 1940 retired 14
Chetverikov ARK-3 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1936 retired prototype 7
Chyetverikov MDR-3 patrol flying boat  Soviet Union 1936 retired prototype 2
Chetverikov MDR-6 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1937 retired 1942 27
Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber  United States 1939 retired 1968 18,482[notes 2]
Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber  United States 1942 retired 1945 118
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber  United States 1943 retired 1962 739
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado maritime patrol flying boat  United States 1937 retired 1945 217[notes 2]
Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor maritime patrol flying boat  United States 1939 retired prototype 1
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike dive bomber  United States 1940 retired 1959 7,140
Curtiss XBTC torpedo bomber  United States 1945 retired prototype 2
Curtiss XSB3C dive bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1941 project 0
DAR 10 light/reconnaissance bomber  Bulgaria 1941 retired prototype 2
De Havilland Mosquito medium bomber  United Kingdom 1940 retired 1960s 7,781[notes 3]
De Havilland Vampire fighter-bomber  United Kingdom 1943 retired 1979 3,268[notes 3]
Dornier Do 24 maritime patrol  Nazi Germany 1937 retired 1967 279
Dornier Do 215 medium bomber  Nazi Germany 1938 retired 1944 105
Dornier Do 217 heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1938 retired 1945 1,925[notes 3]
Douglas A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft  United States 1945 retired 1985 3,180
Douglas A-20 Havoc medium bomber  United States 1939 retired 1949 7,478[notes 3]
Douglas A-26 Invader medium bomber  United States 1942 retired 1980 2,452
Douglas XB-19 heavy bomber  United States 1941 retired prototype 1
Douglas XB-22 medium bomber  United States n/a abandoned project 0
Douglas B-23 Dragon medium bomber  United States 1939 retired 38[notes 2]
Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber  United States 1940 retired 1959 5,936
Douglas BTD Destroyer torpedo bomber/dive bomber  United States 1943 retired 1945 30
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate torpedo bomber  United States 1945 retired prototype 2
Fairey Albacore torpedo bomber  United Kingdom 1938 retired 1946 800
Fairey Barracuda torpedo/dive bomber  United Kingdom 1940 retired 1960s 2,607
Fairey Battle light bomber  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1949 2,185
Fairey P.4/34 light bomber  United Kingdom 1937 retired prototype 2
Fiat Br.20 medium bomber  Italy 1936 retired 1945 500+
Fiat RS.14 maritime patrol  Italy 1939 retired 188
Fieseler Fi 167 torpedo bomber  Nazi Germany 1938 retired 14
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor maritime patrol/transport  Nazi Germany 1937 retired 1945 276[notes 2]
Focke-Wulf Fw 300 long range heavy bomber  Nazi Germany n/a abandoned 1941 project 0
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 long range heavy bomber  Nazi Germany n/a abandoned 1943 project 0
Fokker T.V torpedo bomber  Netherlands 1938 retired 1940 16
Fokker T.VIII torpedo bomber  Netherlands 1938 retired 1943 36
Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber  United States 1941 retired 1966 9,839
Grumman AF Guardian anti-submarine aircraft  United States 1945 retired 1955 389[notes 4]
Grumman XTB2F torpedo bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1944 project 0
Hall XPTBH torpedo bomber  United States 1937 retired prototype 1
Handley Page Halifax heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1939 retired 1961 6,178[notes 2]
Handley Page Hampden/Hereford medium bomber  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1945 1,430
Handley Page Harrow bomber/transport  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1945 100[notes 2]
Hawker Hector Army cooperation aircraft  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1942 179
Hawker Henley light bomber/target tug  United Kingdom 1937 retired 1945 200
Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber  United Kingdom 1940 retired 1945 3,317
Heinkel He 115 maritime patrol/torpedo bomber  Nazi Germany 1937 retired 1952 138
Heinkel He 177 heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1939 retired 1945 1,169
Heinkel He 274 heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1945 retired prototype 2
Heinkel He 277 Amerika bomber  Nazi Germany n/a abandoned 1943 project 0
Henschel Hs 129 attack bomber  Nazi Germany 1939 retired 1945 865
Ilyushin Il-2 ground attack  Soviet Union 1939 retired 1954 36,183
Ilyushin Il-4 medium bomber  Soviet Union 1936 retired 1945 ca. 5,256
Ilyushin Il-10 & Avia B-33 attack bomber  Soviet Union 1944 retired 1962 6,166
Junkers Ju 88 medium bomber/dive bomber  Nazi Germany 1936 retired 1951 15,000 ca.[notes 3]
Junkers Ju 89 heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1937 retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 188 medium bomber  Nazi Germany 1940 retired 1951 1,234
Junkers Ju 287  Nazi Germany 1944 retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 288  Nazi Germany 1940 retired prototypes 22
Junkers Ju 290 maritime patrol/heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1942 retired 1945 65
Junkers Ju 388 reconnaissance bomber  Nazi Germany 1943 retired 1945 100 ca.
Junkers Ju 488  Nazi Germany n/a retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 390 heavy bomber/maritime patrol/transport  Nazi Germany 1943 retired prototype 2
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK torpedo/dive bomber - prototype  United States 1945 retired prototype 5
Kharkov KhAI-5 light bomber  Soviet Union 1936 retired 500+
Kawasaki Ki-32 light bomber  Japan 1937 retired 1942 854
Kawasaki Ki-48 light bomber  Japan 1939 retired 1952 1,997
Kawasaki Ki-102 attack/assault bomber  Japan 1944 retired 1952 238
Kawanishi H6K maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1936 retired 1945 215
Kawanishi H8K maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1941 retired 1945 167
Kyushu Q1W maritime patrol  Japan 1943 retired 1945 153
LACAB GR.8 heavy bomber  Belgium 1936 retired prototype 1
Latécoère 298 floatplane torpedo bomber  France 1936 retired 1951 121
Latécoère 570 medium bomber  France 1939 retired prototype 1
Latécoère 611 maritime patrol flying boat  France 1939 retired prototype 1
Lioré et Olivier LeO 45 medium bomber  France 1937 retired 1957 561
Levasseur PL.107 torpedo bomber  France 1937 retired prototype 2
Lockheed Hudson medium bomber/maritime patrol  United States 1938 retired 1948 2,941
Lockheed P2V Neptune maritime patrol  United States 1945 retired 1984 1,132
Lockheed Ventura/Harpoon medium bomber/maritime patrol  United States 1941 retired 1974 3,010
Lockheed XB-30 heavy bomber - project  United States n/a abandoned project 0
LWS-6 Zubr medium bomber  Poland 1936 retired 1942 17
Macchi MC.99 maritime patrol  Italy 1937 retired prototype 1
Martin B-26 Marauder medium bomber  United States 1940 retired 1946 5,288
Martin Baltimore medium bomber  United States 1941 retired 1949 1,575
Martin PBM Mariner maritime patrol  United States 1939 retired 1964 1,285
Martin Maryland medium bomber/reconnaissance bomber  United States 1939 retired 1945 450
Martin AM Mauler attack aircraft  United States 1944 retired 1953 151
Martin XB-27 heavy bomber  United States n/a abandoned project 0
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder heavy bomber  United States n/a abandoned project 0
Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter bomber  Nazi Germany 1942 retired 1957 1,430
Messerschmitt Me 264 maritime patrol/heavy bomber  Nazi Germany 1942 retired prototype 3
Mitsubishi B5M torpedo bomber  Japan 1937 retired 1945 125 ca.
Mitsubishi G4M heavy bomber  Japan 1939 retired 1945 2,435[notes 2]
Mitsubishi Ki-21 heavy bomber  Japan 1936 retired 1945 2,064
Mitsubishi Ki-30 light bomber  Japan 1937 retired 1945 704
Mitsubishi Ki-51 light bomber-dive bomber  Japan 1939 retired 1953 2,385
Mitsubishi Ki-67 heavy bomber  Japan 1941 retired 1945 767
Nakajima B5N torpedo bomber  Japan 1937 retired 1945 1,150 ca.
Nakajima B6N torpedo bomber  Japan 1941 retired 1945 1,268
Nakajima G5N heavy bomber  Japan 1941 retired prototype 6
Nakajima G8N heavy bomber  Japan 1944 retired prototype 4
Nakajima G10N heavy bomber  Japan n/a abandoned 1943 project 0
Nakajima Ki-19 heavy bomber  Japan 1937 retired prototype 4
Nakajima Ki-49 heavy bomber  Japan 1939 retired 1945 819
Nakajima LB-2 heavy bomber  Japan 1936 retired prototype 1
Naval Aircraft Factory SBN dive bomber  United States 1936 retired 1942 31
North American A-27 attack  United States 1940 retired 1941 10
North American T-6 Texan light attack  United States 1940 retired 15,495[notes 1]
North American XB-21 medium bomber  United States 1936 retired prototype 1
North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber  United States 1940 retired 1979 9,984
North American XB-28 medium bomber  United States 1942 retired prototype 2
Northrop N-3PB patrol bomber  United States 1940 retired 1943 24
Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber  Soviet Union 1939 retired 1954 11,400
Petlyakov Pe-8 heavy bomber  Soviet Union 1936 retired 1950s 93
Piaggio P.108 heavy bomber  Italy 1939 retired 1945 35 ca.
Piaggio P.133 heavy bomber  Italy n/a abandoned 1943 project 0
Potez 633 light bomber  France 1937 retired 60 ca.
PZL.23 Karaś light bomber  Poland 1936 retired 1946 253
PZL.37 Los medium bomber  Poland 1936 retired 1944 120+
PZL.43 Karaś light bomber  Poland 1937 retired 1946 52
Republic P-47 fighter-bomber  United States 1941 retired 1966 15,678[notes 3]
Saab 17 dive bomber  Sweden 1940 retired 1968 323
Saab 18 medium bomber  Sweden 1942 retired 1959 245
Saro A.33 maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1938 retired prototype 1
Saro Lerwick maritime patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1938 retired 1941 21
Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 bomber/transport  Italy 1939 retired 1960 720
Savoia-Marchetti SM.84 medium bomber/torpedo bomber  Italy 1940 retired 1948 300+
Short Empire patrol flying boat (converted transport)  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1947 42[notes 2]
Short Seaford patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1944 retired 1948 10
Short Shetland patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1944 retired prototype 2
Short Stirling heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1939 retired 1946 2,383[notes 2]
Short Sunderland patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1937 retired 1967 777
Sukhoi Su-2 light bomber  Soviet Union 1937 retired 1942 910
Supermarine B.12/36 heavy bomber  United Kingdom n/a prototypes destroyed 1940 0
Supermarine Stranraer patrol flying boat  United Kingdom 1937 retired 1946 57
Supermarine Type 322 torpedo/dive bomber  United Kingdom 1943 retired prototype 2
Tachikawa Ki-36 army cooperation aircraft  Japan 1938 retired 1950s 1,334
Tachikawa Ki-74 long range bomber/reconnaissance aircraft  Japan 1944 retired prototype 16
Tupolev Tu-2 medium bomber  Soviet Union 1941 retired 1970s 2,257
Vickers Victory Bomber heavy bomber  United Kingdom n/a cancelled 1941 project 0
Vickers Warwick maritime patrol bomber  United Kingdom 1939 retired 1946 842
Vickers Wellington medium bomber  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1953 11,464
Vickers Windsor heavy bomber  United Kingdom 1943 retired prototype 3
Vought F4U Corsair fighter-bomber  United States 1940 retired 1979 12,571
Vought SB2U Vindicator/Chesapeake dive bomber  United States 1936 retired 1945 260
Vought TBU/Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf torpedo bomber  United States 1941 retired 1948 180
Vultee Vengeance dive bomber  United States 1941 retired 1945 1,528
Westland Lysander army cooperation  United Kingdom 1936 retired 1948 1,786
Yermolayev Yer-2 medium bomber  United Kingdom 1940 retired 1950 365 ca.
Yokosuka D4Y dive bomber  Japan 1940 retired 1945 2,038
Yokosuka P1Y fast bomber  Japan 1943 retired 1945 1,102

1946-current[edit]

Name of Bomber Country
of origin
Year of
first flight
Retired/Status Number
built
Aermacchi MB-326 light attack aircraft  Italy 1957 operational 650[notes 1]
Aermacchi MB-339 light attack aircraft  Italy 1976 operational 213+[notes 1]
Aero L-159 Alca light attack aircraft  Czech Republic 1997 operational 72
Avro Shackleton maritime patrol  United Kingdom 1949 retired 1990 185[notes 4]
Avro Vulcan strategic bomber  United Kingdom 1952 retired 1984 136
BAC Jet Provost trainer/light attack  United Kingdom 1954 retired 1993 741[notes 1]
BAC Strikemaster strike  United Kingdom 1967 operational 146
BAC TSR-2 tactical strike/reconnaissance  United Kingdom 1964 retired prototype 1
Beriev Be-6 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1949 retired 1990s 123
Beriev Be-10 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1956 retired 1968 28
Beriev Be-12 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1960 operational 143
Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber  United States 1947 retired 1977 2,032
Boeing B-50 Superfortress strategic bomber  United States 1947 retired 1965 370
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber  United States 1952 operational 744
Boeing XB-54 strategic bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1948 project 0
Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol  United States 2009 operational 15+
Boeing XB-56 strategic bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1950 project 0
Boeing XB-59 strategic bomber  United States n/a abandoned 1952 project 0
Breguet Alizé anti-submarine aircraft  France 1956 retired 2000 89
Breguet Atlantique maritime patrol  France 1961 operational 115
Breguet Taon lightweight fighter-bomber  France 1957 retired prototype 2
Breguet Vultur attack aircraft  France 1951 retired prototype 2
Blackburn B-48 Firecrest strike fighter  United Kingdom 1947 retired prototype 3
Blackburn Buccaneer attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1958 retired 1994 206
British Aerospace Harrier II attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1985 retired 2011 143
Canadair CL-41 Tebuan light ground attack aircraft  Canada 1960 retired 1986 20
Canadair CP-107 Argus maritime patrol  Canada 1957 retired 1982 33
CASA CN-235MPA maritime patrol  Spain 1983 operational
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly light attack aircraft  United States 1963 operational 577
Convair B-36 heavy bomber  United States 1946 retired 1959 384
Convair B-58 Hustler strategic bomber  United States 1956 retired 1970 116
Convair XB-46 heavy bomber  United States 1947 retired prototype 1
Convair YB-60 heavy bomber  United States 1952 retired prototype 2
Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet attack aircraft  France/ Germany 1973 retired 1997 480[notes 1]
Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard attack aircraft  France 1974 operational 85
Dassault Mirage IV strategic bomber  France 1959 retired 2005 66
Dassault Mirage 2000N/2000D nuclear strike/strike  France 1986 operational 161
Dassault Ouragan fighter bomber  France 1949 retired 1992 567
de Havilland Venom fighter bomber  United Kingdom 1949 retired 1983 1,431[notes 3]
Dornier Do 28 maritime reconnaissance  West Germany 1959 retired 1994 10
Dornier Do 228 maritime reconnaissance  Germany 1981 operational 270[notes 2]
Douglas A2D Skyshark attack aircraft  United States 1950 retired prototype 8
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior strategic bomber  United States 1956 retired 1991 282
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft  United States 1954 operational 2,960
Douglas B-66 Destroyer tactical bomber  United States 1954 retired 1973 72
EADS-CASA C295MP maritime patrol  Spain 1997 operational 86[notes 2]
Embraer EMB 312 Tucano light attack aircraft  Brazil 1980 operational 624
Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano light attack aircraft  Brazil 1999 operational 158
English Electric Canberra bomber and reconnaissance  United Kingdom 1949 retired 2008 949
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft  United States 1972 operational 716
Fairey Gannet maritime attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1949 retired 1978 348
Fiat G.91 attack aircraft  Italy 1956 retired 1995 770
Fiat G.91Y attack aircraft  Italy 1966 retired 1998 67
FMA IA 58 Pucará light attack aircraft  Argentina 1969 operational 150+
Fokker F-27 maritime maritime patrol  Netherlands 1955 operational
Fouga CM.170 Magister light attack aircraft  France 1952 operational 929
General Dynamics F-111 fighter-bomber  United States 1967 retired 2010 563
Grumman A-6 Intruder attack aircraft  United States 1960 retired 1997 693
Grumman F9F Panther fighter-bomber  United States 1947 retired 1969 1,382
Grumman OV-1 Mohawk light attack  United States 1959 operational 380
Grumman S-2 Tracker anti-submarine aircraft  United States 1952 operational 1,284
HAL HF-24 Marut fighter-bomber  India 1961 retired 1985 147
HAL HJT-16 Kiran trainer/light attack  India 1964 operational 190
Handley Page Victor strategic bomber  United Kingdom 1952 retired 1993 86
Harbin H-5 medium bomber  Soviet Union/ China 1948 operational 319+
Harbin SH-5 maritime patrol flying boat  China 1976 operational 6
Hawker Hunter fighter bomber  United Kingdom 1967 operational 278
Hawker Siddeley Harrier attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1974 retired 2006 900
Hawker-Siddeley Hawk attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1974 operational 900+[notes 1]
Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod maritime patrol  United Kingdom 1967 retired 2011 51
Hispano HA-200 light attack  Spain 1955 retired 1984 200[notes 1]
I.Ae. 24 Calquin tactical bomber  Argentina 1946 retired 1960 101
Ilyushin Il-28 medium bomber  Soviet Union 1948 operational 6,316
Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1967 operational 58
Ilyushin Il-54 medium bomber  Soviet Union 1955 retired prototype 2
Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol  Japan 2007 prototype 4
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft  United States 1981 retired 2008 64
Lockheed P-3 Orion/CP-140 Aurora/Arcturus maritime patrol  United States 1959 operational 757
Lockheed S-3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft  United States 1972 operational 188
Martin B-57 Canberra reconnaissance bomber  United States 1953 retired 403[notes 5]
Martin P4M Mercator maritime patrol  United States 1946 retired 1960 21
Martin P5M Marlin maritime patrol  United States 1948 retired 1967 285
Martin P6M SeaMaster strategic bomber  United States 1955 retired 1959 12
Martin XB-48 medium bomber  United States 1947 retired prototype 2
Martin XB-51 attack bomber  United States 1949 retired prototype 2
McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II attack aircraft  United States n/a abandoned 1983 project 0
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft  United States 1978 operational 323
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber  United States 1958 operational 5,195[notes 3]
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter/attack aircraft  United States 1978 operational 1,480
Mikoyan MiG-27 attack aircraft  Soviet Union 1970 operational 1,075
Morane-Saulnier Epervier attack aircraft  France 1958 retired prototype 2
Myasishchev M-4 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1953 retired 1994 93
Myasishchev M-50 strategic bomber prototype  Soviet Union 1959 retired prototype 2
Nanchang Q-5 attack aircraft  China 1965 operational 1,300
North American A-5 Vigilante reconnaissance bomber  United States 1958 retired 1980 156
North American AJ/A-2 Savage nuclear attack bomber  United States 1948 retired 1964 143
North American B-45 Tornado reconnaissance bomber  United States 1947 retired 1959 143
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco light attack  United States 1965 operational 370
North American T-28 Trojan light attack  United States 1949 retired 1994 1,948
North American XA2J Super Savage bomber  United States 1952 retired prototype 1
North American XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber prototype  United States 1964 retired prototype 2
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber  United States 1989 operational 21
Northrop YA-9 attack aircraft  United States 1972 retired prototype 2
Northrop YB-35 heavy bomber  United States 1946 retired prototype 4
Northrop YB-49 heavy bomber  United States 1947 retired prototype 4
PAK DA  Soviet Union n/a project 0
Panavia Tornado interdictor/strike  Germany
 Italy
 United Kingdom
1974 operational 992[notes 3]
Percival Provost trainer/light attack  United Kingdom 1950 retired 1969 461[notes 1]
Piper PA-48 Enforcer counter-insurgency/attack aircraft  United States 1971 retired prototype 4
PZL I-22 Iryda trainer/light attack  Poland 1985 retired 1996 17
Republic F-84 Thunderjet fighter-bomber  United States 1946 retired 1973 7,524
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber  United States 1954 retired 1991 3,428
Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber  United States 1955 retired 1984 833
Rockwell B-1 Lancer strategic bomber  United States 1974 operational 104
Saab 105 light attack aircraft  Sweden 1963 operational 192[notes 1]
Saab Safari counter-insurgency/light attack aircraft  Sweden 1969 operational 462 ca.[notes 1]
SEPECAT Jaguar ground attack/strike  United Kingdom/ France 1968 operational 543
Shin Meiwa PS-1 maritime patrol flying boat  Japan 1967 retired 1989 21
Short Seamew maritime attack aircraft  United Kingdom 1953 retired 1957 26
Short Sperrin strategic bomber  United Kingdom 1951 retired prototype 2
Short Sturgeon reconnaissance bomber  United Kingdom 1946 retired prototypes 28
SNCASE Baroudeur lightweight fighter-bomber  France 1953 retired prototype 5
Soko G-4 Super Galeb light attack aircraft  Yugoslavia 1978 operational 91[notes 1]
Soko J-22 Orao & IAR-93 attack aircraft  Yugoslavia/ Romania 1974 operational 410
Sud Aviation Vautour attack/bomber  France 1958 retired 1979 149[notes 3]
Sukhoi Su-7 fighter-bomber  Soviet Union 1955 operational 1,847
Sukhoi Su-17 fighter-bomber  Soviet Union 1966 operational 2,867
Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft  Soviet Union 1967 operational 1,400 ca.
Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft  Soviet Union 1975 operational 1,024
Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber  Soviet Union 1990 operational 22
Sukhoi T-4 strategic bomber prototype  Soviet Union 1972 retired prototype 1
Tupolev Tu-4 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1947 retired 1988 847
Tupolev Tu-14 light/torpedo bomber  Soviet Union 1949 retired 1959 150 ca.
Tupolev Tu-16 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1952 retired 1993 1,509
Tupolev Tu-22 medium bomber  Soviet Union 1962 operational 311
Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1969 operational 497
Tupolev Tu-85 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1951 retired prototype 2
Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1952 operational 500+
Tupolev Tu-142 maritime patrol  Soviet Union 1968 operational 100
Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber  Soviet Union 1981 operational 35
Vickers Valiant strategic bomber  United Kingdom 1951 retired 1965 107
LTV A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft  United States 1965 operational 1,569
Xian H-6 medium bomber  China 1959 operational 162+
Xian H-8  China 1978 retired prototype 1
Xian JH-7 fighter-bomber  China 1988 operational 114+
Yakovlev Yak-26 tactical bomber  Soviet Union 1956 retired prototype 10
Yakovlev Yak-28 reconnaissance/tactical bomber  Soviet Union 1958 retired 1992 1,180

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Production figure includes trainers
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t Production figure includes aircraft used as transports
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Production figure includes fighters or other non-bomber variants
  4. ^ a b Production figure includes AEW variant
  5. ^ Production figure includes reconnaissance variants

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