Category Archives: Bomber – Tactical

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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North American B-25J Mitchell

The United States produced a couple of excellent medium Bombers in World War II.  The B-25 Mitchell is perhaps the best known of those. After the jump, a look at a late war example.

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Junkers Ju 87B-1 Stuka

I fear I’ve overused the word “iconic” since I started this site, but I can think of no more fitting adjective for this airplane. Join me for a look at Germany’s much feared dive bomber after the jump.

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North American A-36 Apache

When is a Mustang not a Mustang?  When its an A-36 dive bomber!* This certainly seems like an odd “what were they thinking?” sort of scenario.  But after the jump, we’ll look at a clever improvisation that may have saved … Continue reading

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Martin B-26C Marauder

The Widowmaker The Martin B-26 Marauder had one of the most completely mixed reputations of any World War II aircraft.  After a very poor start, it would finish the war with the lowest loss per mission rate of any allied … Continue reading

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