Category Archives: Bomber – Tactical

Bristol Blenheim Mk I

This brand new, state-of-the-art-the-art fast bomber made quite the splash in 1937.  By the time War came it didn’t seem so blazing fast, but it still capable when well supported. Let’s take a look at one of those weapons that … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty

Perhaps the best known Japanese bomber of World War II, the Betty was a modern and dangerous weapon in use from the very start of the Pacific War. Let’s take a look at an early Betty, from a very famous … Continue reading

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Heinkel He 111H-3

Another of World War II’s “iconic” types, the He 111 became a symbol of irresistible Nazi air power in the opening months of the War. That lasted for about a year, until the invulnerability myth was shattered in the skies … Continue reading

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North American B-25B Mitchell

One of the better known special missions of World War II was flown by a new bomber type making its combat debut.* Let’s take a look at the mission and plane.

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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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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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