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  Bomber Aircraft - MSN Encarta
Bomber Aircraft, specialized warplanes that are designed to drop a large amount of ammunition on enemy targets.
Bombers are equipped with electronic warfare devices, such as radar jammers, to aid them in attacking heavily defended enemy targets.
Because bombers are vulnerable targets for fast-moving enemy aircraft and missiles, they are usually protected by other fighter aircraft that serve as escorts.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761595609/Bomber_Aircraft.html   (858 words)

 Vulcan Bomber Aviation Prints
The aircraft then served as a low-level nuclear strike and maritime radar reconnaissance platform, before finally being called to war action in the Falklands conflict where it provided long-range bombing capabilities, attacking surface targets and Stanley Airport.
Built as a bomber and some 106 feet in length with a wingspan of 111 feet, she had no means of defending herself from attack.
Rumour had it that this magnificent aircraft might make a return at some time to the air display scene but this seems to be increasingly unlikely as time passes.
www.aviationartprints.com /vulcan_bomber.htm   (2070 words)

  RAF History - Bomber Command 60th Anniversary
The aircraft was a development of the DH9 day bomber and served with the Independent Force in France during World War I with a total of four squadrons (Nos 110, 18, 99 and 205).
By the Armistice, 7 aircraft had been accepted into RAF service and a planned maiden operation using two aircraft on 9 November was cancelled due to bad weather and the type was only used in anger once when a single aircraft carried out an attack on Kabul, Afghanistan in May 1919.
Although 213 aircraft were ordered, this was reduced to 41 and those aircraft which survived after the Great War went on to set many distance records before retiring in January 1920.
www.raf.mod.uk /bombercommand/bc_aircraft1.html   (653 words)

 The Future Bomber Force
While the general purpose bomber is the ideal platform for most bombing missions, there remains a need for a bomber that can engage in actions against an enemy immediately and independently instead of relying upon supporting assets or waiting for enemy air defenses to be taken out.
During the bomber studies of the 1990s, one of the most intriguing prospects was the idea of a bomber-transport.
Currently, we claim a need for 170 long range heavy bombers but this is really a subjective figure as it is generally based upon previous wars and assumptions that may or may not occur in the future.
www.geocities.com /dominantlogistics/bomberforce.html   (1932 words)

 U.S. Heavy Bomber Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The B-29 was built at the Boeing factories at Renton (1,122 aircraft), and the new plant at Wichita, Kansas (1,644); Bell Aircraft at Marietta, Georgia (668) and at the Martin factory at Omaha, Nebraska (536).
Aircraft suitable for the job would have to be inexpensive, reliable, reletavely invulnerable to enemy countermeasures, a stable platform under automatic controls, and be quickly readied for flight testing.
What killed the B-35 /B-49 family of aircraft was the inability to carry the contemporary stockpiled atomic and large earth penetrating conventional weapons internally, unforeseen and unfixable maintenece and reliability problems, stability as a bombing platform, and high procurement costs.
members.aol.com /nukeinfo/index.html   (2086 words)

 Bomber Summary
Strategic bombers are primarily designed for long-range strike missions against strategic targets such as supply bases, bridges, factories, and shipyards in order to damage an enemy's war effort.
The development of large strategic bombers stagnated in the later part of the Cold War because of spiraling costs and the advent of the intercontinental ballistic missile, which was felt to have equal deterrent value while being much more difficult to intercept.
Perhaps the one meaningful distinction at present is the question of range: a bomber is generally a long-range aircraft capable of striking targets deep within enemy territory, whereas fighter bombers and attack aircraft are limited to 'theater' missions in and around the immediate area of battlefield combat.
www.bookrags.com /Bomber   (1735 words)

 Tupolev Design Bureau Aircraft   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Construction of this enormous aircraft was halted in 1936, when its designers realized that the plane would not have sufficient speed, altitude and defensive weapons to effectively resist fighter aircraft.
The aircraft fell apart in the air due to vibration of the horizontal control surfaces during a July 20, 1935 test flight.
Aircraft was difficult to handle at high speeds and had a limited range.
www.aeronautics.ru /archive/vvs/tupolev/tupolev_design_bureau_aircraft.htm   (2016 words)

 Greatest Ever Machines - Bomber Aircraft
The bent-winged Stuka was the first aircraft designed specifically for dive-bombing, crewed by a pilot and tail gunner, it was an evil-looking plane, like an angry eagle diving.
Designed as a multi-role aircraft, the Tornado is a two-seat twin-engined fighter interceptor and a bomber all rolled into one package.
The Stealth bomber first saw combat in 1999 when it hit Serbian targets during the Kosovo war and continues to see action in the Gulf and Afghanistan, setting records in the process.
www.mymultiplesclerosis.co.uk /greatest-ever/bomberaircraft.html   (1046 words)

The continuing presence of the B-52H in the bomber fleet, has led to accusations that “this approach to combat is comparable to General Schwarzkopf using Rickenbacker’s Spad biplane to fend off the Iraqis in Desert Storm”.
However, the ‘manned bomber concept’ is still a paper project, and there are no available prototype drawings or details on the dimensions of this aircraft.
The aircraft would have an operational range of 17,000 nautical miles, allowing it to be based well away from the area of operations.
www.global-defence.com /2002/air-bombers.html   (1415 words)

 RAF Bomber Command Diary... Jan 1945...... - Aircraft of World War II - Warbird Forums
Bomber Command, on the basis of photographic reconnaissance, states that the oil plant was 'reduced to a shambles'.
Bomber Command claimed that it was successful, with 44 per cent of the built-up area being destroyed.
There had been no offensive operations by Bomber Command since 26/27 April and most squadrons thought that their war in Europe was over, but it was feared that the Germans were assembling ships at Kiel to transport troops to Norway in order to carry on the war there.
www.ww2aircraft.net /forum/aviation/raf-bomber-command-diary-jan-1945-a-635.html   (15526 words)

 RAF Bomber Navigators Memoirs George Baker
It then came to my mind: Here we are in a crippled aircraft with all interior lights on, flout curtains drawn aside, the two main escape hatches open, and the three gun turrets unmanned.
I was about to suggest to the Skipper that in a minute or two he should alter course to 090 degrees when we were illuminated by a cone of three searchlights, while others, with beams depressed to their lowest angle, directed us easterly.
Stephens was soon certified as competent to fly this huge aircraft, and the rest of the month was devoted to more cross-country exercises, air-to-air firing at a drogue towed by a Lysander, and fighter affiliation (also known as playing silly buggers) with one or two Hurricanes.
www.bomber-command.info /NAZAIRE.htm   (3018 words)

 Sukhoi T-60S Bomber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was also suggested that the aircraft is capable of supercruise at Mach 2 and its engines are equipped with two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles.
The T-4 bomber project was initiated in 1963 as an answer to the American XB-70 intercontinental strategic bomber.
When the nose of the aircraft was up and locked, the pilots had no forward visibility and all flying was on instruments.
www.aeronautics.ru /t60s01.htm   (1154 words)

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The Light Bomber (Manned) concept calls for a medium-sized aircraft that blends the advantages of a tactical fighter with a strategic bomber to develop a medium/long range, high payload capability (inter-theater) affordable bomber.
The aircraft will utilize some level of low-observable technology to obtain an effective yet affordable aircraft which can provide for multiple/heavy weapons carriage and launch for missions requiring real time decision making/replanning or autonomous operations.
The Maryland was a sleek bomber with a good performance, but a very cramped fuselage; hence the development of the A-30 Baltimore with a deeper fuselage.
www.lycos.com /info/light-bomber--aircraft.html   (565 words)

 MILNET: Bomber Aircraft
One of the current bombers being phased into tactical use is the USAF FB-111 swept wing bomber.
A smaller aircraft, the FB-111 was both conventional and nuclear capable, with pinpoint bombing accuracy as one of its conventional strong points.
A good example of fighter turned bomber is listed here, the FB111, which is extremely large for a fighter, and yet small for a bomber.
www.milnet.com /pentagon/bombera.htm   (244 words)

 The Flying Mule: Site Map
Propeller Fighter - Propeller Fighter and Attack Aircraft
Propeller Transport - Propeller Transport and Bomber Aircraft
Jet Transport - Jet Transport and Bomber Aircraft
www.flyingmule.com /map   (336 words)

 Air Force Technology - Su-34 (Su 27IB) Flanker - Fighter Bomber Aircraft
The Su-34 fighter bomber is a derivative of the Su-27 fighter aircraft.
The aircraft design retains the basic layout and construction of the Su-27 airframe, with a conventional high-wing configuration and a substantial part of the onboard equipment.
The aircraft has ten hardpoints for weapon payloads and is able to carry a range of missiles including air-to-air, air-to-surface, anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles, guided and unguided bombs, and rockets.
www.airforce-technology.com /projects/su34   (826 words)

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The newer, faster medium bomber, the Junkers Ju 88, began arriving at the airfields in France in mid-1940, but not in large enough numbers to completely replace the older bombers.
The main German dive bomber in 1940 was the Junkers Ju 87 Sturzkampfflugzeug (dive-attack aircraft).
The aircraft's first flight was December 21, 1936, and its operational debut was in September 1939, as World War II began.
www.lycos.com /info/medium-bomber--aircraft.html   (624 words)

 Fiddlersgreen- History of Bombers throught the World
Even though bomber aircraft as such did not exist at the beginning of the First World War, the threat of bombing was well recognised.
The first aircraft used for both fighting and bombing were the general purpose types which were already in existence when war broke out.
And it was with an Avro 504, the first British bomber, and the type to make the first organised raid in history, that some of the earliest experiments were made in fitting a machine-gun, leading to the development of the true fighter.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/histories/bombers.htm   (2097 words)

 B-52 Stratofortress History- United States Nuclear Forces
This aircraft was to be capable of cruising at a minimum of 450 miles per hour (mph) at its tactical altitude.
The firepower versatility of the B-52 was expanded by certifying the aircraft for a greater number of conventional weapons such as mines and cluster bomb units.
The heavy bomber emphasized both size and range so that sufficient penetration aids could be carried to cope successfully with the projected defenses; and once into enemy territory, a large enough payload would be available to effectively do the job.
www.fas.org /nuke/guide/usa/bomber/b-52_hist.htm   (5161 words)

 B17 Bomber Aircraft Plane WWII Reference Pictures   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Ranging from single-engine divebombers to multi-engined strategic bombers, each aircraft featured is illustrated by rare hsitorical photos, color profiles, and detail cutaway drawings, and accompanied by detailed development, production, and combat histories.
The Man Who Flew the Memphis Belle: Memoir of a WWII Bomber Pilot - Flying ace Morgan explains that his B-17 was named for his fiance.
Bombers of World Wars I and II: An illustrated A-Z catalogue of bombers, from the early attacks of 1914 through to the Blitz, the Dambusters and the atomic bomb raids - An illstrated A-Z catalog of bombers, from the early attacks of 1914 through to the Blitz, the Dambusters and the atomic bomb raid.
www.rocketfin.com /mcc/aircraft_reference/b17_bomber.html   (421 words)

 H-6 Bomber - SinoDefence.com
Built by Xi’an Aircraft Industrial Corporation (XAC), the aircraft is available in a number of variants for strategic strike, tactical strike, reconnaissance, refuelling tanker, UAV carrier, electronic intelligence (ELINT), and aero engine testbed roles.
On later variants such as H, K, and M models, the weapons (missiles) are carried on the under-wing pylons and the internal weapon may have been replaced by a internal fuel tank to increase its range.
In June 1963, Xi’an Aircraft Factory was ordered to convert one of the first two H-6 bombers assembled using Soviet-supplied kits into a nuclear weapon carrier under a highly secret programme codenamed “21-511”.
www.sinodefence.com /airforce/groundattack/h6.asp   (1056 words)

 Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit (Stealth Bomber) - Aircraft-Info.net, Aircraft Information #1
However, quoted cost figures are highly inflated by the inclusion of the aircraft's enormous development cost and infrastructure development costs in the unit price; published estimates have shown the unit production cost for the aircraft alone is approximately ten percent greater than the B-1B Lancer, at approximately $150 million per aircraft.
The original procurement of 135 aircraft was later reduced to 75 in the late 1980s.
These bombers were originally designed to drop nuclear weapons during the Cold War and support for them dwindled as military spending declined.
portal.aircraft-info.net /article32.html   (1528 words)

 B-3 bomber - Military Aircraft
The Bomber Industrial Capabilities Study was directed by Congress, chartered by the DOD, and conducted by The Analytic Sciences Corporation (TASC).
The study concluded that building a new bomber type, a B-3, could easily cost in excess of $35 billion for research and development alone (with unit flyaway costs about the same as a B-2).
This concept envisions a 500-nm-range manned or unmanned aircraft that would use stealth technology (both RF and IR) to reach a target and employ laser or high-power microwave (HPM) weapons.
www.fas.org /man/dod-101/sys/ac/b-3.htm   (653 words)

 Future Bomber Programme - SinoDefence.com
The bomber, which is comparable in size and general performance to the USAF B-47 Stratojet, appeared to be an enlarged H-6/Tu-16 with four underwing engines.
The aircraft design retains the basic layout and construction of the Su-27 airframe, with a changed contour of the nose section to accommodate an advanced multi-mode phased array radar with terrain-following and terrain avoidance modes.
Currently XAC is reportedly working on a new bomber aircraft project, which is said to resemble the Russian Su-34.
www.sinodefence.com /airforce/groundattack/hx.asp   (907 words)

 CNN.com - Nuclear bomberĀ for sale on eBay - Nov 2, 2004
And by all indications, the aircraft is attracting a great deal of interest.
The conventional bombs were carried in the bomb bay, or a single nuclear missile could be carried externally under a modified bomb bay.
Despite its age, the aircraft still managed to see action in the 1982 Falklands War, participating in bombing runs against Argentinean installations at Port Stanley after being refueled several times by Victor tankers.
www.cnn.com /2004/TECH/internet/11/02/ebay.bomber/index.html   (402 words)

 The 2018 Bomber and Its Friends - October 2006
Unlike any of today’s bombers, the 2018 aircraft should be able to operate for extended periods in hostile airspace, day or night.
A long-range supersonic bomber is appealing, but CBO estimates a notional program of 150 aircraft would cost $912 million per aircraft—more than double any of the other alternatives.
The “exotic” bomber may be a traditional bomber or a system of systems with capabilities such as hypersonic speed.
www.afa.org /magazine/oct2006/10062018.asp   (3580 words)

 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Alfred Price und Bomber Aircraft
Discusses the often overlooked role of the bomber in World War II, describes the precautions and strategies used by pilots, and evaluates the six most famous bombers used in the war.
This book about bomber aircraft and their crews is accompanied by more than 100 photographs and 36 maps, diagrams and line drawings.
This book traces and explains all the developments of World War II bomber aircraft in detail and compares the performances of six of the most famous bombers of the 'last war'.
www.abebooks.de /search/sortby/3/an/Alfred+Price+/tn/+Bomber+Aircraft   (1100 words)

 Bomber Legends Magazine - Submitting Letters, Contributor Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Bomber Legends Magazine is a quarterly magazine focusing on preserving the memories and history of WWII bomber aircraft and their crews (pilots, gunners, navigators, bombardiers, flight engineers, radio operators), support personnel who maintained these aircraft, as well as those who built bomber aircraft in factories.
All photographs, material and stories submitted to Bomber Legends or the B-24 Liberator Club become the property of Bomber Legends, unless specified to be returned.
Bomber Legends is not responsible for losses during shipment.
www.bomberlegends.com /letters.html   (1040 words)

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