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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
29 May 2016, Italy's Savoia-Marchetti S.M.82 medium bomber
The Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 was primarily used as a transport.