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World War II, a time in history of great upheaval the world over. Found here in are some of the machines used in that time by the men and women who fought the battles, delivered the supplies, and transported the wounded. Look around and enjoy the historical information, the specifications, pictures and videos of the machines of war that were used in World War II.

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22 July 2016, Soviet Union's Tupolev Tu-2 bomber

The Tupolev Tu-2 was one of the best Soviet medium bombers of World War II.

  • Tupolev Tu-2 bomber

22 July 2016, Soviet Union's Petlyakov Pe-2 bomber

The Petlyakov Pe-2 was the Soviet Union's best light bomber of World War II. Over 11,000 were manufactured.

  • Petlyakov Pe-2 dive-bomber

17 July 2016, Soviet Union's Tupolev SB-2, ANT-40 bomber

Before the Great Patriotic War the Tupolev SB-2 was used extensively in Spain and Finland.

  • Toupolev SB-3 bomber

16 July 2016, Germany's Dornier Do 17 "Flying Pencil" medium bomber

The Dornier Do 17 was used quite extensively on low level raids against Polish airfields at the start of World War II.

  • Dornier Do 17Z-2 bomber

16 July 2016, Italy's Fiat BR.20; Fiat B.R.20 medium bomber

The Fiat BR.20 didn't perform as well as the other main Italian bombers.

  • Fiat BR.20 Cicogna bomber

16 July 2016, Italy's Cant Z.1007 medium bomber

The Cant Z.1007 bomber was one of the main bombers with the Italian air force.

  • Cant Z.1007bis Alcione bomber

3 July 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (flying dragon) bomber; Army Type 4

The Mitsubishi Ki-67 was Japan's best medium bomber. It however came too late to make a difference as by the time it did there were few experienced crews.

  • Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu bomber

30 June 2016, Japan's Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (storm dragon/dragon swallower) bomber; Army Type 100

The Nakajima Ki-49 was the first Japanese bomber with a tail turret.

  • Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu, Helen bomber

29 June 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi Ki-21 bomber; Army Type 97 heavy bomber

The Mitsubishi Ki-21 was the main bomber in the early years of World War II.

  • Mitsubishi Type 97 OB 97 bomber-

18 June 2016, United States' Martin B-26 Marauder bomber

Initially the Martin B-26 Marauder bomber had handling problems but these were fixed and around 4,700 were manufactured.

  • Martin B-26 Marauder bomber

 

18 June 2016, United States' Martin 187 Baltimore A-30 bomber

The Martin Baltimore was produced for the Royal Air Force (RAF) and wasn't used by the United States military.

  • Martin Baltimore Mk II bomber

17 June 2016, France's Breguet Bre 690 Series bombers

The Breguet Bre 690 series was poorly armed and armored and most were lost during the Invasion of France.

  • Breguet 690 bomber

17 June 2016, Great Britain's De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito bomber

The de Havilland Mosquito bomber was able to be unarmed due to its high speed and was able to roam over Europe with little opposition that could catch it.

  • de Havilland Mosquito

16 June 2016, Great Britain's Handley Page Hereford bomber

The Handley Page Hereford were nearly identical to the Hampden but were intended for Sweden. The deal fell through and the RAF kept the Herefords.

  • Handley Page Hereford bomber

16 June 2016, Great Britain's Handley Page Hampden bomber

The Hamdley Page Hampden was a decent bomber, when used at night. During the day its defenses weren't effective.

  • Handley Page Hampden Mk I bomber

10 June 2016, Great Britain's Bristol Blenheim bomber

The Bristol Blenheim had the distinction of suffering the most crew casualties of all the RAF aircraft used in World War II.

  • Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber

10 June 2016, Soviet Union's Ilyushin Il-4 bomber; Ilyushin Dalni Bombardirovshchil ("long range bomber") DB-3 bomber

Widely used, the Ilyushin Il-4 bomber saw combat from the Winter War against Finland all the way to the end of World War II. In all those years it was changed very little.

  • Iliushin DB-3A bomber

5 June 2016, Japan's Mitsubishi G4M bomber, Navy Type 1 Attack Bomber

The G4M Flying Cigar was the Japanese Navy's heavy bomber at the start of the war. In China it was rather successful due to the lack of fighter oposition, but it was found that when confrunted by Allied fighters the fuel tanks were very vulnerable.

  • Mitsubishi G4M Model 34 bomber

3 June 2016, United States' Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber

The best bomber of World War II, the B-29 Superfortress was able to cover the long distances of the Pacific and bomb the Japanese home islands.

  • Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber

30 May 2016, United States' Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in more number than any other four engine aircraft of World War II.

  • Consolidated B-24 Liberator bomber

29 May 2016, Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 medium bomber

The Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 was primarily used as a transport.

  • Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 Canguru medium bomber

Links

  • Free Military Manuals
    Free Military Manuals have manuals in pdf format, The main aim of this website is to bring WWII German Military Manuals no longer in print into the public domain for free.
  • World War II Wiki
    Historical database for just about everything World War II.
  • Panzers of the Wehrmacht
    Informative site dedicated to the men and vehicles of the German Armed Forces of the Second World War. Contains an excellent image gallery.
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