Category Archives: Bomber – Tactical

Arado Ar234B-2

Although the race for jet fighters usually gets most of the attention for late war aircraft designs, other types were developed too. Join me for a brief look at the tail end of the global war and the first jet … Continue reading

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Junkers Ju88A-4

This medium bomber was the most produced sort used by the Luftwaffe during the war. After the jump, a brief look at this German work horse.

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Ilyusin Il-2m3 Sturmovik

One of the ubiquitous aircraft types of World War II, the Il-2 Sturmovik was used in mass formations over the eastern front to wreak havoc on German armor. Let’s take a brief look at this key close support type.

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Douglass A-20G Havoc

This is a lesser known aircraft from a lesser known bomb group. But the 417th Bomb Group fought a hard war, in a tough environment, at the end of a long supply chain. After the jump, a look at this Pacific … Continue reading

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Douglas A-20B Havoc

This type may be the opposite of “iconic”; I think the A-20 family of aircraft is one of the least known types that saw wide service. After the jump I’ll take a brief look at a prolific and useful type … Continue reading

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Henschel Hs129B-2

As the war in the East unfolded, the Luftwaffe found the need for more specialized, and more capable ground attack aircraft.  Especially as the Stuka was proving more vulnerable to Soviet fighters. After the jump, a look at a mid-war … Continue reading

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Messerschmitt Bf110G-2

The Bf110 is perhaps best known as a disappointment from the early part of the war.  But it proved to be capable in many roles, especially in the final “Gustav” variant. After the jump, a look at the Bf110 as a … Continue reading

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