Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!==Classification== [[File:Kremlin Tupolev Tu-160.jpg|thumb|A [[Tupolev Tu-160]] strategic bomber]] ===Strategic=== [[Strategic bombing]] are [[heavy bomber]]s primarily designed for long-range bombing missions against [[strategic target]]s such as supply bases, bridges, factories, shipyards, and cities themselves, in order to damage an enemy's war effort. Current examples include the strategic [[nuclear bomb|nuclear-armed]] [[strategic bomber]]s: [[B-2 Spirit]], [[B-52 Stratofortress]], [[Tupolev Tu-95]] 'Bear', [[Tupolev Tu-22M]] 'Backfire'; historically notable examples are the: [[Gotha G]], [[Avro Lancaster]], [[Heinkel He-111]], [[Junkers Ju 88]], [[B-17 Flying Fortress]], [[B-24 Liberator]], [[B-29 Superfortress]], and [[Tupolev Tu-16]] 'Badger'. ===Tactical=== [[Tactical bombing]], aimed at enemy military units and installations, is typically assigned to smaller aircraft operating at shorter ranges, typically along the troops on the ground or sea. This role is filled by various aircraft [[tactical bomber]] classes, as different as [[light bomber]]s, [[medium bomber]]s, [[dive bomber]]s, [[interdictor]]s, [[fighter-bomber]]s, [[ground-attack aircraft]], [[multirole combat aircraft]], among others. Current examples: [[F-15E Strike Eagle]], [[F/A-18 Hornet]], [[Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback]], [[Chengdu J-10]], [[Xian JH-7]], [[Dassault-Breguet Mirage 2000]], and the [[Panavia Tornado]]; historical examples: [[Ilyushin Il-2]] ''Shturmovik'', Heinkel He 111, Dornier Do 17, Dornier Do 215, Junkers Ju 88, [[Junkers Ju 87]] ''Stuka'', [[P-47 Thunderbolt]], [[Hawker Typhoon]], and [[F-4 Phantom II]]. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the Military Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://military.wikia.org/wiki/Bombers"