The Top Ten Greatest Ever Bombers




 
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March 19th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

Topic: The Top Ten Greatest Ever Bombers


The Top Ten Greatest Ever Bombers according to the Discovery Channel

10- Swordfish (Britain)
9- Stuka (Germany)
8- C36 Capproni (Italy)
7- Panavia Tornado GR-4
6- Avro Vulcan (UK)
5- Tu-95 Bear (Russia)
4- Lancaster (UK)
3- B-2 Spirit (US)
2- B-17 Flying Fortress (US)
1- B-52 (BUFF) Stratofortress (US)

It was just shown on Discovery Channel and then I thought it is a good thing to share with you!
March 19th, 2006  
Rabs
 
 
cant say i agree much with that list/
March 19th, 2006  
istealfreefood
 
 
i dont agree with all of it, but i certainly agree with the number 1 and number 2, though i would have them in the opposite order.
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March 19th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
The list lacks F-4E as a bomber for sure or F-111A
March 19th, 2006  
ASTRALdragon
 
 
What about the F-117 Nighthawk? I like those guys too...
March 19th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ASTRALdragon
What about the F-117 Nighthawk? I like those guys too...
It is not a bomber, I guess. It is an Attack aircraft like A-6E Intruder
March 19th, 2006  
LeEnfield
 
 
I think a lot of it is down to what country makes that makes the programmes to where the bombers come and what is included.
March 19th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
I am surprised that the B-24 Liberator is not on the list. It was far better than the B-17 and was produced in far greater numbers than the others. With over 18,000 aircraft built the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was produced in even greater numbers than the other famous Second World War US bomber, the B-17 Flying Fortress. source: http://www.aviation-history.com/consolidated/b24.html
March 19th, 2006  
Doug97
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by phoenix80
The Top Ten Greatest Ever Bombers according to the Discovery Channel

10- Swordfish (Britain)
9- Stuka (Germany)
8- C36 Capproni (Italy)
7- Panavia Tornado GR-4
6- Avro Vulcan (UK)
5- Tu-95 Bear (Russia)
4- Lancaster (UK)
3- B-2 Spirit (US)
2- B-17 Flying Fortress (US)
1- B-52 (BUFF) Stratofortress (US)

It was just shown on Discovery Channel and then I thought it is a good thing to share with you!
Can you give the reasons they chose each?

Actually, I think that list is rather good (although the Tornado and Vulcan are suprising).
March 23rd, 2006  
chronoserpent
 
 
I agree with the top 5, although maybe in different order. The Stuka should be a little higher, it became famous for providing close air support that was a central pillar of the blitzkrieg strategy.

The B-24 and B-29 should definitely have been on there. As another poster mentioned, the B-24 was even more proliferous than the famous B-17, and the B-29 was the only weapon system ever to deliver a nuclear payload in anger.