List of bomber aircraft

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The following is a 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 UK 1916 retired prototype 2
Airco DH.4 UK 1916 retired 6,295
Airco DH.9 UK 1917 retired 4,091
Airco DH.9A UK 1918 retired 1,997
Airco DH.10 heavy bomber UK 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 UK 1916 retired 1,650
Avro 504 UK 1913 retired 8,970[notes 1]
Avro 523 Pike UK 1916 retired prototype 2
Avro 529 long range bomber UK 1917 retired prototype 2
Avro 533 Manchester UK 1918 retired prototype 3
Beardmore W.B.1 UK 1917 retired prototype 1
Beardmore W.B.VI torpedo bomber UK n/a cancelled project 0
Blackburn Blackburd torpedo bomber UK 1918 retired prototype 3
Blackburn Kangaroo maritime patrol/heavy bomber UK 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 UK 1918 retired prototype 2
Bristol TB.8 UK 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 US 1917 retired 478
Curtiss HS patrol flying boat US 1917 retired 1,178
Curtiss F5L patrol flying boat US 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 UK 1917 retired 62
Fairey III reconnaissance/light bomber UK 1917 retired 1941 964
Farman F.50 night bomber France 1918 retired 1922 100+
Felixstowe F.2 patrol flying boat UK 1917 retired 175
Felixstowe F.3 patrol flying boat UK 1917 retired 182
Felixstowe F.5 patrol flying boat UK 1918 retired 53
Felixstowe Fury patrol flying boat UK 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 UK 1919 retired prototype 1
Handley Page Type O heavy bomber UK 1915 retired 1921 600
Handley Page V/1500 heavy bomber UK 1918 retired 41
Kennedy Giant heavy bomber UK 1917 retired prototype 1
Linke-Hofmann R.I heavy bomber Germany 1917 retired prototype 4
Martin MBT/MT US 1918 retired 20
Martinsyde G.100 and 102 "Elephant" UK 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 UK 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 UK 1912 retired 1919 3,500 ca.
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2 UK 1914 retired 1918 1,939
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.5 UK 1914 retired 1915 24
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.7 UK 1915 retired 1917 230
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 UK 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 UK 1915 retired 1917 83
Short N.2B floatplane bomber UK 1917 retired prototype 2
Short Shirl torpedo bomber UK 1918 retired prototype 4
Short Type 81 floatplane patrol bomber UK 1913 retired 1915 9
Short Type 166 floatplane patrol bomber UK 1916 retired 26
Short Type 184 floatplane patrol bomber UK 1915 retired 1933 936
Short Type 320 floatplane patrol bomber UK 1916 retired 1919 127
Short Type 827 & 830 floatplane patrol bomber UK 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 Russia 1913 retired 1922 85+
Sopwith 1½ Strutter UK 1915 retired 5,639
Sopwith B.1 UK 1917 retired prototype 2
Sopwith Cuckoo torpedo bomber UK 1918 retired 1923 232
Sopwith Rhino UK 1918 retired prototype 2
Sopwith Special torpedo seaplane Type C torpedo bomber UK 1914 retired prototype 1
Sopwith Type 860 torpedo bomber UK 1914 retired 22
Vickers Vimy heavy bomber UK 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 UK 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 UK 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 UK 1925 retired 1942 478
Armstrong Whitworth A.W.19 UK 1934 retired prototype 1
Armstrong Whitworth AW.23 heavy bomber UK 1935 retired prototype 1
Avro Aldershot long range day/night bomber UK 1921 retired 1925 17
Avro Anson light bomber/maritime coastal patrol UK 1935 retired 1968 11,020[notes 1]
Avro Antelope 2 seat day bomber UK 1928 retired prototype 1
Bellanca 77-140 medium bomber US 1934 retired 1942 4
Beriev MBR-2 maritime patrol flying boat USSR 1931 retired 1,365[notes 2]
Blackburn B-3 torpedo bomber UK 1932 retired prototype 2
Blackburn B-7 dive bomber UK 1934 retired prototype 1
Blackburn Baffin torpedo bomber UK 1932 retired 1941 97
Blackburn Beagle torpedo bomber UK 1928 retired prototype 2
Blackburn Cubaroo torpedo bomber UK 1924 retired prototype 2
Blackburn Dart torpedo bomber UK 1921 retired 1933 126
Blackburn Iris maritime patrol flying boat UK 1926 retired 1934 5
Blackburn Perth maritime patrol flying boat UK 1933 retired 1938 4
Blackburn Ripon torpedo bomber UK 1926 retired 1944 92
Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber UK 1933 retired 1945 269
Blackburn Velos torpedo bomber UK 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 US 1931 retired 1935 7
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber US 1935 retired 1968 12,731
Bolkhovitinov DB-A heavy bomber USSR 1935 retired 14
Boulton & Paul Bolton heavy bomber UK 1922 retired prototype 1
Boulton Paul Bourges heavy bomber UK 1919 retired prototype 3
Boulton Paul Bodmin heavy bomber UK 1924 retired prototype 2
Boulton & Paul Bugle heavy bomber UK 1923 retired 7
Boulton Paul P.32 night bomber UK 1931 retired prototype 1
Boulton Paul Sidestrand heavy bomber UK 1926 retired 1936 20
Boulton Paul Overstrand heavy bomber UK 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 UK 1925 retired prototype 3
Bristol Blenheim medium bomber UK 1935 retired 1956 4,422
Bristol Bombay heavy bomber/transport UK 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 US 1929 retired 1941 78
Consolidated PBY Catalina maritime patrol flying boat/amphibian US 1935 retired 1980s 4,051 ca.
Curtiss A-3/A-4 Falcon attack/light bomber US 1924 retired 1937 155
Curtiss A-8 attack/light bomber US 1931 retired 1939 13
Curtiss A-12 Shrike attack/light bomber US 1933 retired 1942 46
Curtiss XA-14 attack/light bomber US 1935 retired prototype 1
Curtiss A-18 Shrike attack/light bomber US 1935 retired 1943 13
Curtiss B-2 Condor heavy bomber US 1929 retired 1934 13
Curtiss BF2C Goshawk fighter-bomber US 1933 retired 1949 166
Curtiss CS torpedo bomber US 1923 retired 83
Curtiss SBC Helldiver dive bomber US 1935 retired 1943 257
Curtiss T-32 Condor II bomber/transport US 1933 retired 45
de Havilland DH.14 Okapi heavy day bomber UK 1919 retired prototype 3
de Havilland DH.27 Derby heavy day bomber UK 1922 retired prototype 2
de Havilland DH.65 Hound 2 seat day bomber UK 1926 retired prototype 1
de Havilland DH.72 heavy night bomber UK 1931 retired prototype 1
Dornier Do N Germany 1928 retired 26
Dornier Do 11 heavy bomber Germany 1932 retired 1936 372
Dornier Do 17 medium bomber Germany 1934 retired 1952 2,139
Dornier Do 22 torpedo bomber Germany 1935 retired 1945 30 ca.
Dornier Do 23 heavy bomber Germany 1934 retired 282
Douglas DT torpedo bomber US 1921 retired 90
Douglas B-18 Bolo medium bomber US 1935 retired 1946 350
Douglas TBD Devastator torpedo bomber US 1935 retired 1944 130
Douglas Y1B-7 heavy bomber US 1931 retired prototype 8
Fairey Fawn reconnaissance/light bomber UK 1923 retired 1929 75
Fairey Ferret UK 1925 retired prototype 3
Fairey Fox light bomber UK 1925 retired 1945
Fairey G.4/31 UK 1934 retired prototype 1
Fairey Gordon 2 seat day bomber UK 1931 retired 1941 186
Fairey Hendon heavy bomber UK 1930 retired 1939 15
Fairey Seal UK 1930 retired 1943 91
Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber UK 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 Germany 1935 retired prototype 1
FMA AeMB.2 light reconnaissance bomber Argentina 1935 retired 1945 16
Focke-Wulf Fw 42 medium bomber Germany 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 US 1929 retired prototype 7
Gloster Goral UK 1927 retired prototype 1
Gloster TSR.38 UK 1932 retired prototype 1
Great Lakes BG dive bomber US 1933 retired 1941 61
Grigorovich TB-5 heavy bomber USSR 1931 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.19 Hanley torpedo bomber UK 1922 retired prototype 3
Handley Page H.P.24 Hyderabad heavy bomber UK 1925 retired 1933 44
Handley Page H.P.25 Hendon torpedo bomber UK 1924 retired prototype 6
Handley Page H.P.28 Handcross heavy bomber UK 1924 retired prototype 3
Handley Page H.P.31 Harrow torpedo bomber UK 1926 retired prototype 2
Handley Page H.P.33 Hinaidi heavy bomber UK 1927 retired 36
Handley Page H.P.34 Hare high altitude day bomber UK 1928 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.43 heavy bomber/transport UK 1932 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.46 torpedo bomber UK 1932 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.47 gp/torpedo bomber UK 1934 retired prototype 1
Handley Page H.P.50 Heyford heavy bomber UK 1930 retired 1941 125
Handley Page H.P.51 heavy bomber/transport UK 1935 retired prototype 1
Hawker Audax Army cooperation aircraft UK 1931 retired 1945 700+
Hawker Hardy general purpose biplane UK 1934 retired 1941 48
Hawker Hart UK 1928 retired 1943 992
Hawker Hind 2 seat day bomber UK 1935 retired 1957 528
Hawker Horsley/Dantorp UK 1925 retired 1940 124
Heinkel He 45 Germany 1931 retired 512
Heinkel He 50 dive bomber Germany 1931 retired 1944 78
Heinkel He 59 torpedo bomber Germany 1931 retired 1944 142
Heinkel He 70 schnell bomber Germany 1932 retired 1954 324[notes 2]
Heinkel He 111 heavy bomber Germany 1935 retired 1958 6,508[notes 2]
Henschel Hs 123 dive bomber 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 US 1927 retired prototype 1
Ilyushin DB-3 heavy bomber USSR 1935 retired 1,528
Junkers A 35 reconnaissance bomber Germany 1926 retired prototype 186
Junkers Ju 52 bomber/transport Germany 1930 retired 1982 4,845[notes 2]
Junkers Ju 86 reconnaissance bomber Germany 1934 retired 1958 900 ca.[notes 2]
Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber Germany 1935 retired 1945 6,500 ca.
Junkers K 37 heavy bomber Germany 1927 retired prototype 2
Junkers R 42/JuG-1 bomber/transport Germany 1924 retired 52
Junkers K 43 bomber/transport Germany 1926 retired prototype 2,000+[notes 2]
Junkers K 47 dive bomber Germany 1929 retired 23
Kalinin K-7 heavy bomber USSR 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 US 1929 retired 1940 36
Keystone B-4 heavy bomber US 1930 retired 30
Keystone B-5 heavy bomber US 1929 retired 30
Keystone B-6 heavy bomber US 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 US 1932 retired 1949 342
Martin NBS-1 night bomber US 1920 retired 1929 130
Martin T3M torpedo bomber US 1926 retired 1932 124
Martin T4M torpedo bomber US 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 UK 1920 retired prototype 2
Nieuport-Delage NiD 30B heavy bomber France n/a abandoned project 0
Northrop A-17 light bomber US 1935 retired 1958 446
Northrop BT dive bomber US 1935 retired 1941 55
Parnall G.4/31 general purpose bomber UK 1935 retired prototype 1
Parnall Pike reconnaissance bomber UK 1927 retired prototype 1
Parnall Possum heavy bomber UK 1923 retired prototype 2
Polikarpov R-5 reconnaissance bomber USSR 1928 retired 1944 5,170+
Polikarpov R-Z reconnaissance bomber USSR 1935 retired 1,031
Polikarpov TB-2 heavy bomber USSR 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
SAB AB-20 bomber France 1932 retired prototype 1
SAB AB-80 bomber France 1934 retired prototype 1
Saro London maritime patrol UK 1934 retired 1941 31
Saunders Severn maritime patrol flying boat UK 1930 retired prototype 1
Saunders Valkyrie maritime patrol flying boat UK 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 UK 1933 retired prototype 1
Short Rangoon maritime patrol flying boat UK 1930 retired 1935 6
Short Sarafand maritime patrol flying boat UK 1932 retired prototype 1
Short Singapore maritime patrol flying boat UK 1934 retired 1942 37
SIAI S.16 flying boat Italy 1919 retired 1942 242 ca.
Siddeley-Deasy Siniai UK 1921 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Nanok torpedo bomber flying boat UK 1927 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Scapa maritime patrol flying boat UK 1932 retired prototype 1
Supermarine Southampton maritime patrol flying boat UK 1925 retired 84
Supermarine Stranraer maritime patrol flying boat UK 1934 retired 1946 57
Tarrant Tabor heavy bomber UK 1919 retired prototype 1
Tupolev SB medium bomber USSR 1934 retired 1950 6,945
Tupolev TB-1 heavy bomber USSR 1925 retired 1948 218
Tupolev TB-3 heavy bomber USSR 1930 retired 1945 819
Tupolev TB-4/ANT-16 heavy bomber USSR 1933 retired prototype 1
Tupolev TB-6 heavy bomber USSR n/a abandoned project 0
Vickers Type 207 torpedo bomber UK 1933 retired prototype 1
Vickers Type 253 general purpose/light bomber UK 1934 retired prototype 1
Vickers Valentia bomber/transport UK 1934 retired 1944 82
Vickers Valiant general purpose/light bomber UK 1927 retired prototype 1
Vickers Valparaiso light bomber UK 1923 retired 1942 28
Vickers Vanox heavy bomber UK 1929 retired prototype 1
Vickers Vincent and Vildebeest torpedo bomber UK 1928 retired 1944 406
Vickers Virginia heavy bomber UK 1922 retired 1941 124
Vickers Vixen general purpose/light bomber UK 1923 retired 20
Vickers Wellesley general purpose/light bomber UK 1935 retired 1944 177
Vultee V-11 attack bomber US 1935 retired 224
Weiss WM-21 Sólyom light reconnaissance bomber Hungary 1937 retired 1945 128
Westland PV-3 torpedo bomber UK 1931 retired prototype 1
Westland Wallace general purpose/reconnaissance bomber UK 1931 retired 1943 172
Westland Wapiti general purpose/reconnaissance bomber UK 1927 retired 1944 585
Westland Witch general purpose/reconnaissance bomber UK 1928 retired prototype 1
Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber) heavy bomber US 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 UK 1937 retired 1956 8,586
Amiot 354 medium bomber France 1940 retired 86 ca.
Arado Ar 234 reconnaissance bomber Germany 1943 retired 1945 210
Archangelski Ar-2 dive bomber USSR 1940 retired 1944 190
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle bomber/transport UK 1940 retired 1946 602
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley medium bomber/maritime patrol UK 1936 retired 1945 1,814
Avro Lancaster heavy bomber/maritime patrol UK 1941 retired 1964 7,377
Avro Lincoln heavy bomber UK 1944 retired 1967 604
Avro Manchester heavy bomber UK 1939 retired 1942 209
Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly medium/attack bomber US 1944 retired prototype 2
Beriev Be-4 maritime patrol USSR 1940 retired 47
Blackburn Botha torpedo bomber UK 1938 retired 1944 580
Blackburn Firebrand torpedo bomber/fighter UK 1942 retired 1953 193
Blackburn Skua dive bomber UK 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 US 1942 retired 1960 3,970
Boeing Model 306 heavy bomber US n/a abandoned 1935 project 0
Boeing XB-15 heavy bomber US 1937 retired prototype 1
Boeing XB-38 Flying Fortress heavy bomber US 1943 retired prototype 1
Boeing XB-39 Superfortress heavy bomber US 1944 retired prototype 1
Boeing XF8B fighter bomber US 1944 retired prototype 3
Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger maritime patrol bomber US 1942 retired prototype 1
Breguet 693 ground attack France 1938 retired 1942 230
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer scout bomber US 1941 retired 1944 771
Bristol Beaufighter strike fighter/fighter bomber/torpedo bomber UK 1939 retired 1960 5,928
Bristol Beaufort torpedo bomber UK 1938 retired 1944 2,129
Bristol Buckingham medium bomber UK 1943 retired 119[notes 1]
Bristol Type 148 army cooperation UK 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 USSR 1936 retired prototype 7
Chyetverikov MDR-3 patrol flying boat USSR 1936 retired prototype 2
Chetverikov MDR-6 maritime patrol USSR 1937 retired 1942 27
Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy bomber US 1939 retired 1968 18,482[notes 2]
Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber US 1942 retired 1945 118
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer patrol bomber US 1943 retired 1962 739
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado maritime patrol flying boat US 1937 retired 1945 217[notes 2]
Consolidated XP4Y Corregidor maritime patrol flying boat US 1939 retired prototype 1
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver/A-25 Shrike dive bomber US 1940 retired 1959 7,140
Curtiss XBTC torpedo bomber US 1945 retired prototype 2
Curtiss XSB3C dive bomber US n/a abandoned 1941 project 0
DAR 10 light/reconnaissance bomber Bulgaria 1941 retired prototype 2
De Havilland Mosquito medium bomber UK 1940 retired 1960s 7,781[notes 3]
De Havilland Vampire fighter-bomber UK 1943 retired 1979 3,268[notes 3]
Dornier Do 24 maritime patrol Germany 1937 retired 1967 279
Dornier Do 215 medium bomber Germany 1938 retired 1944 105
Dornier Do 217 heavy bomber Germany 1938 retired 1945 1,925[notes 3]
Douglas A-1 Skyraider attack aircraft US 1945 retired 1985 3,180
Douglas A-20 Havoc medium bomber US 1939 retired 1949 7,478[notes 3]
Douglas A-26 Invader medium bomber US 1942 retired 1980 2,452
Douglas XB-19 heavy bomber US 1941 retired prototype 1
Douglas XB-22 medium bomber US n/a abandoned project 0
Douglas B-23 Dragon medium bomber US 1939 retired 38[notes 2]
Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bomber US 1940 retired 1959 5,936
Douglas BTD Destroyer torpedo bomber/dive bomber US 1943 retired 1945 30
Douglas XTB2D Skypirate torpedo bomber US 1945 retired prototype 2
Fairey Albacore torpedo bomber UK 1938 retired 1946 800
Fairey Barracuda torpedo/dive bomber UK 1940 retired 1960s 2,607
Fairey Battle light bomber UK 1936 retired 1949 2,185
Fairey P.4/34 light bomber UK 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 Germany 1938 retired 14
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor maritime patrol/transport Germany 1937 retired 1945 276[notes 2]
Focke-Wulf Fw 300 long range heavy bomber Germany n/a abandoned 1941 project 0
Focke-Wulf Ta 400 long range heavy bomber 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 US 1941 retired 1966 9,839
Grumman AF Guardian anti-submarine aircraft US 1945 retired 1955 389[notes 4]
Grumman XTB2F torpedo bomber US n/a abandoned 1944 project 0
Hall XPTBH torpedo bomber US 1937 retired prototype 1
Handley Page Halifax heavy bomber UK 1939 retired 1961 6,178[notes 2]
Handley Page Hampden/Hereford medium bomber UK 1936 retired 1945 1,430
Handley Page Harrow bomber/transport UK 1936 retired 1945 100[notes 2]
Hawker Hector Army cooperation aircraft UK 1936 retired 1942 179
Hawker Henley light bomber/target tug UK 1937 retired 1945 200
Hawker Typhoon fighter bomber UK 1940 retired 1945 3,317
Heinkel He 115 maritime patrol/torpedo bomber Germany 1937 retired 1952 138
Heinkel He 177 heavy bomber Germany 1939 retired 1945 1,169
Heinkel He 274 heavy bomber Germany 1945 retired prototype 2
Heinkel He 277 Amerika bomber Germany n/a abandoned 1943 project 0
Henschel Hs 129 attack bomber Germany 1939 retired 1945 865
Ilyushin Il-2 ground attack USSR 1939 retired 1954 36,183
Ilyushin Il-4 medium bomber USSR 1936 retired 1945 ca. 5,256
Ilyushin Il-10 & Avia B-33 attack bomber USSR 1944 retired 1962 6,166
Junkers Ju 88 medium bomber/dive bomber Germany 1936 retired 1951 15,000 ca.[notes 3]
Junkers Ju 89 heavy bomber Germany 1937 retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 188 medium bomber Germany 1940 retired 1951 1,234
Junkers Ju 287 Germany 1944 retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 288 Germany 1940 retired prototypes 22
Junkers Ju 290 maritime patrol/heavy bomber Germany 1942 retired 1945 65
Junkers Ju 388 reconnaissance bomber Germany 1943 retired 1945 100 ca.
Junkers Ju 488 Germany n/a retired prototype 2
Junkers Ju 390 heavy bomber/maritime patrol/transport Germany 1943 retired prototype 2
Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK torpedo/dive bomber - prototype US 1945 retired prototype 5
Kharkov KhAI-5 light bomber USSR 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 US 1938 retired 1948 2,941
Lockheed P2V Neptune maritime patrol US 1945 retired 1984 1,132
Lockheed Ventura/Harpoon medium bomber/maritime patrol US 1941 retired 1974 3,010
Lockheed XB-30 heavy bomber - project US 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 US 1940 retired 1946 5,288
Martin Baltimore medium bomber US 1941 retired 1949 1,575
Martin PBM Mariner maritime patrol US 1939 retired 1964 1,285
Martin Maryland medium bomber/reconnaissance bomber US 1939 retired 1945 450
Martin AM Mauler attack aircraft US 1944 retired 1953 151
Martin XB-27 heavy bomber US n/a abandoned project 0
Martin XB-33 Super Marauder heavy bomber US n/a abandoned project 0
Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter bomber Germany 1942 retired 1957 1,430
Messerschmitt Me 264 maritime patrol/heavy bomber 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 US 1936 retired 1942 31
North American A-27 attack US 1940 retired 1941 10
North American T-6 Texan light attack US 1940 retired 15,495[notes 1]
North American XB-21 medium bomber US 1936 retired prototype 1
North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber US 1940 retired 1979 9,984
North American XB-28 medium bomber US 1942 retired prototype 2
Northrop N-3PB patrol bomber US 1940 retired 1943 24
Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber USSR 1939 retired 1954 11,400
Petlyakov Pe-8 heavy bomber USSR 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 US 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 UK 1938 retired prototype 1
Saro Lerwick maritime patrol flying boat UK 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) UK 1936 retired 1947 42[notes 2]
Short Seaford patrol flying boat UK 1944 retired 1948 10
Short Shetland patrol flying boat UK 1944 retired prototype 2
Short Stirling heavy bomber UK 1939 retired 1946 2,383[notes 2]
Short Sunderland patrol flying boat UK 1937 retired 1967 777
Sukhoi Su-2 light bomber USSR 1937 retired 1942 910
Supermarine B.12/36 heavy bomber UK n/a prototypes destroyed 1940 0
Supermarine Stranraer patrol flying boat UK 1937 retired 1946 57
Supermarine Type 322 torpedo/dive bomber UK 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 USSR 1941 retired 1970s 2,257
Vickers Victory Bomber heavy bomber UK n/a cancelled 1941 project 0
Vickers Warwick maritime patrol bomber UK 1939 retired 1946 842
Vickers Wellington medium bomber UK 1936 retired 1953 11,464
Vickers Windsor heavy bomber UK 1943 retired prototype 3
Vought F4U Corsair fighter-bomber US 1940 retired 1979 12,571
Vought SB2U Vindicator/Chesapeake dive bomber US 1936 retired 1945 260
Vought TBU/Consolidated TBY Sea Wolf torpedo bomber US 1941 retired 1948 180
Vultee Vengeance dive bomber US 1941 retired 1945 1,528
Westland Lysander army cooperation UK 1936 retired 1948 1,786
Yermolayev Yer-2 medium bomber UK 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 UK 1949 retired 1990 185[notes 4]
Avro Vulcan strategic bomber UK 1952 retired 1984 136
BAC Jet Provost trainer/light attack UK 1954 retired 1993 741[notes 1]
BAC Strikemaster strike UK 1967 operational 146
BAC TSR-2 tactical strike/reconnaissance UK 1964 retired prototype 1
Beriev Be-6 maritime patrol USSR 1949 retired 1990s 123
Beriev Be-10 maritime patrol USSR 1956 retired 1968 28
Beriev Be-12 maritime patrol USSR 1960 operational 143
Boeing B-47 Stratojet strategic bomber US 1947 retired 1977 2,032
Boeing B-50 Superfortress strategic bomber US 1947 retired 1965 370
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress strategic bomber US 1952 operational 744
Boeing XB-54 strategic bomber US n/a abandoned 1948 project 0
Boeing P-8 Poseidon maritime patrol US 2009 operational 15+
Boeing XB-56 strategic bomber US n/a abandoned 1950 project 0
Boeing XB-59 strategic bomber US 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 UK 1947 retired prototype 3
Blackburn Buccaneer attack aircraft UK 1958 retired 1994 206
British Aerospace Harrier II attack aircraft UK 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 US 1963 operational 577
Convair B-36 heavy bomber US 1946 retired 1959 384
Convair B-58 Hustler strategic bomber US 1956 retired 1970 116
Convair XB-46 heavy bomber US 1947 retired prototype 1
Convair YB-60 heavy bomber US 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 UK 1949 retired 1983 1,431[notes 3]
Dornier Do 28 maritime reconnaissance Germany 1959 retired 1994 10
Dornier Do 228 maritime reconnaissance Germany 1981 operational 270[notes 2]
Douglas A2D Skyshark attack aircraft US 1950 retired prototype 8
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior strategic bomber US 1956 retired 1991 282
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk attack aircraft US 1954 operational 2,960
Douglas B-66 Destroyer tactical bomber US 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 UK 1949 retired 2008 949
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft US 1972 operational 716
Fairey Gannet maritime attack aircraft UK 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 US 1967 retired 2010 563
Grumman A-6 Intruder attack aircraft US 1960 retired 1997 693
Grumman F9F Panther fighter-bomber US 1947 retired 1969 1,382
Grumman OV-1 Mohawk light attack US 1959 operational 380
Grumman S-2 Tracker anti-submarine aircraft US 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 UK 1952 retired 1993 86
Harbin H-5 medium bomber USSR
China
1948 operational 319+
Harbin SH-5 maritime patrol flying boat China 1976 operational 6
Hawker Hunter fighter bomber UK 1951 2014 278
Hawker Siddeley Harrier attack aircraft UK 1974 retired 2006 900
Hawker-Siddeley Hawk attack aircraft UK 1974 operational 900+[notes 1]
Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod maritime patrol UK 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 USSR 1948 operational 6,316
Ilyushin Il-38 maritime patrol USSR 1967 operational 58
Ilyushin Il-54 medium bomber USSR 1955 retired prototype 2
Kawasaki P-1 maritime patrol Japan 2007 prototype 4
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk stealth attack aircraft US 1981 retired 2008 64
Lockheed P-3 Orion/CP-140 Aurora/Arcturus maritime patrol US 1959 operational 757
Lockheed S-3 Viking anti-submarine aircraft US 1972 operational 188
Martin B-57 Canberra reconnaissance bomber US 1953 retired 403[notes 5]
Martin P4M Mercator maritime patrol US 1946 retired 1960 21
Martin P5M Marlin maritime patrol US 1948 retired 1967 285
Martin P6M SeaMaster strategic bomber US 1955 retired 1959 12
Martin XB-48 medium bomber US 1947 retired prototype 2
Martin XB-51 attack bomber US 1949 retired prototype 2
McDonnell Douglas A-12 Avenger II attack aircraft US n/a abandoned 1983 project 0
McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II attack aircraft US 1978 operational 323
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II fighter-bomber US 1958 operational 5,195[notes 3]
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet fighter/attack aircraft US 1978 operational 1,480
Mikoyan MiG-27 attack aircraft USSR 1970 operational 1,075
Morane-Saulnier Epervier attack aircraft France 1958 retired prototype 2
Myasishchev M-4 strategic bomber USSR 1953 retired 1994 93
Myasishchev M-50 strategic bomber prototype USSR 1959 retired prototype 2
Nanchang Q-5 attack aircraft China 1965 operational 1,300
North American A-5 Vigilante reconnaissance bomber US 1958 retired 1980 156
North American AJ/A-2 Savage nuclear attack bomber US 1948 retired 1964 143
North American B-45 Tornado reconnaissance bomber US 1947 retired 1959 143
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco light attack US 1965 operational 370
North American T-28 Trojan light attack US 1949 retired 1994 1,948
North American XA2J Super Savage bomber US 1952 retired prototype 1
North American XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber prototype US 1964 retired prototype 2
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber US 1989 operational 21
Northrop YA-9 attack aircraft US 1972 retired prototype 2
Northrop YB-35 heavy bomber US 1946 retired prototype 4
Northrop YB-49 heavy bomber US 1947 retired prototype 4
PAK DA Russia n/a project 0
Panavia Tornado interdictor/strike Germany
Italy
UK
1974 operational 992[notes 3]
Percival Provost trainer/light attack UK 1950 retired 1969 461[notes 1]
Piper PA-48 Enforcer counter-insurgency/attack aircraft US 1971 retired prototype 4
PZL I-22 Iryda trainer/light attack Poland 1985 retired 1996 17
Republic F-84 Thunderjet fighter-bomber US 1946 retired 1973 7,524
Republic F-84F Thunderstreak fighter-bomber US 1954 retired 1991 3,428
Republic F-105 Thunderchief fighter-bomber US 1955 retired 1984 833
Rockwell B-1 Lancer strategic bomber US 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 UK
France
1968 operational 543
Shin Meiwa PS-1 maritime patrol flying boat Japan 1967 retired 1989 21
Short Seamew maritime attack aircraft UK 1953 retired 1957 26
Short Sperrin strategic bomber UK 1951 retired prototype 2
Short Sturgeon reconnaissance bomber UK 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 USSR 1955 operational 1,847
Sukhoi Su-17 fighter-bomber USSR 1966 operational 2,867
Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft USSR 1967 operational 1,400 ca.
Sukhoi Su-25 attack aircraft USSR 1975 operational 1,024
Sukhoi Su-34 fighter-bomber USSR 1990 operational 22
Sukhoi T-4 strategic bomber prototype USSR 1972 retired prototype 1
Tupolev Tu-4 strategic bomber USSR 1947 retired 1988 847
Tupolev Tu-14 light/torpedo bomber USSR 1949 retired 1959 150 ca.
Tupolev Tu-16 strategic bomber USSR 1952 retired 1993 1,509
Tupolev Tu-22 medium bomber USSR 1962 operational 311
Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bomber USSR 1969 operational 497
Tupolev Tu-85 strategic bomber USSR 1951 retired prototype 2
Tupolev Tu-95 strategic bomber USSR 1952 operational 500+
Tupolev Tu-142 maritime patrol USSR 1968 operational 100
Tupolev Tu-160 strategic bomber USSR 1981 operational 35
Vickers Valiant strategic bomber UK 1951 retired 1965 107
LTV A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft US 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 USSR 1956 retired prototype 10
Yakovlev Yak-28 reconnaissance/tactical bomber USSR 1958 retired 1992 1,180

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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