The two successful four-engine bombers were: 1. The Handley Page Halifax (entered service in 1941) 2. The AVRO Lancaster (entered since in 1942).
The Lancaster and the Wellington
Fighters (Hellcats); Dive Bombers (Dauntless); Torpedo Bombers (Avengers); Medium Bombers (Mitchells); Heavy Bombers (Superfortress).
Principally the Avro Lancaster. The Short Stirling & The Handley-Page Halifax were the supporting players. Pathfinding was usually done by the de Haviland Mosquito.
There were a number of bombers developed during WW1. Initially, two seater biplanes would drop small hand grenades from the sky, but as the war progressed specialised aircraft were developed as bombers. The Airco D.H. 4 was an early bomber as was the French Voisin VIII, Italian Caproni Ca.3 and 5 and the Germans AEG-IV. Later the big bombers were developed. Two of the best known heavy bombers were the British Vimy Vickers and the German Gotha. A lesser known, but earlier heavy bomber was the Russian Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz 4 engine bomber, built in 1913-14. It was originally built as a passenger airplane and converted to the role of a bomber.
They escorted and defended heavy bombers in Europe.
at the start of the war only 25lb bombs were used, later 50lbs on fighter bombers in 1939, 100lbs bombs of light bombers such as the mosquito, 200lbs bombs on a mix of planes and later ww2 fighter bombers such as the tempest, 250lbs were used on a range of role, 500lbs on medium bombers, 1000lbs on heavy bombers, 2000lbs on heavy bombers, 8000lbs on the Lancaster, 12,000lb earthquake bombs on specially outfitted Lancaster, 22,000lb bombs on specially outfitted Lancaster
The B17, B24, and B29s were the heavy bombers of WWII. The B52 was the heavy bomber of the Vietnam War.
Most fighters were about 30 feet wingspan, medium bombers were 60-70 feet wingspan ,and heavy bombers were about 130 fee wingspan and 90 feet long.
They're mounted in turrets along the underside of heavy bombers. All World War II bombers had them; they were used to defend the plane against enemy fighters and they were operated by the bombardier when he wasn't bombing.
Yes. A tank has strong heavy armor and a heavy weight that is great from getting crushed by helicopters or bombers.
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British battleships King George V & Rodneygunfire along with gunfire & torpedoes from heavy cruisers Norfolk and Dorsetshire. Also the British battleship Prince of Wales, British Swordfish torpedo bombers had scored a few hits in the days prior to the Bismarck's final battle.
The British tank that was first produced in 1915 weighed 28 tons.
Lancaster heavy bombers created firestorms in German cities with concentrated incendiary bombs. These bombing attacks caused significant loss of life. Additionally, the British Spitfires and Hurricane fighters were a potent weapon in the Battle of Britain.
LTC Jimmy Doolittle had 16 US Army B-25 Mitchell twin engine medium bombers. Heavy bombers had four engines.
Aircraft Carriers, Fighter Planes, Dive Bombers, Torpedo Bombers, Heavy/Medium Bombers, Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers, Submarines, Tanks, Trucks... all of which were weapons of the Japanese Empire; REQUIRE OIL!
The Norsk Hydro plant that produced heavy water in Norway was attacked several times, including by British Commandos and the US Army Air Forces Bombers. Also partisan raids attempted to destroy it. In the end the Germans tried taking the enrichment cascade equipment and the remaining heavy water back to Germany, but partisans sank the ferry with a bomb.
The bombing raid on Schweinfurt (and another town which I forgot) took place on Oct 14, 1943, and was called "Black Thursday" because of the heavy loss of bombers. Their target were ball bearing factories.
The British Army has often had heavy losses all over the world for at least 200 years. You must at least give a date or place, or you question is totally fatuous.
B52 Stratofortress heavy bombers commenced operations in theater in 1965.
They were Karki or grey and was very heavy and uncomfortable for the soldiers to carry.
they wore heavy suits rough sheep skins over their battle dress.
They were within flying distance of the Japanese islands for B29s (heavy bombers)
The Germans were developing heavy bombers at the very end of the war, but they were not yet in production. Heavy bombers were never a priority to the Luftwaffe. At the start of the war, the German government and Luftwaffe priorities were focused on aircraft that could support the German Army, instead of engage in strategic warfare (strategic bombing). The German Luftwaffe's primary mission was to help the Army win land battles & campaigns. Later the priorities shifted to air defense of the skies over Germany.
Psychologically speaking, the 'world' may be heavy. Physically, the world is weightless.