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Category Archives: Bomber – Strategic
The Lancaster is another of the great, iconic aircraft of World War II. Also the last of the major Allied “heavies” that I haven’t featured yet at this site. Let’s take a look at this very important British bomber.
Tidal Wave By mid-1943 the US Army Air Force strategic bombing mission was gaining in size and mass. Most often this means the great bomber formations of the 8th Air Force out of England. But this time, let’s take a … Continue reading
Perhaps the most famous Flying Fortress of them all, the Memphis Belle flew combat at a time when casualty rates for bombers was pretty high. Its claim to fame was as the first such bomber to complete a full tour … Continue reading
A famous and well regarded type both during the War and after, the Mosquito filled a wide variety of roles. Let’s take a look at a pure bomber variant.
This large, strategic bomber is closely associated with the final phase of the defeat of Japan and the end of World War Two. Between its expense, troubled development and role in that apocalyptic end it manages to be controversial to … Continue reading
This is another of those immediately recognizable types. The Flying Fortress is most famous for flying daylight strategic missions against Germany. After the jump, a look at an American Heavy.