3. Fairey Barracuda ( Image : Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 3 * Length: 40 ft 0 in (12.18 m) * Wingspan: 47 ft 6 in (14.49 m) * Height: 15 ft 0 in (4.60 m) * Wing area: 404.94 ft² (37.62 m²) * Empty weight: 9,800 lb (4,445 kg) * Loaded weight: 12,600 lb (5,715 kg) * Max takeoff weight: 14,080 lb (6,385 kg) * Powerplant: 1× Rolls-Royce Merlin 32 liquid-cooled V12 engine, 1,640 hp (1,225 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 210 mph (180 kn, 340 km/h) at altitude * Cruise speed: 195 mph (169 kn, 315 km/h) * Range: 725 mi (630 nmi, 1,165 km) * Service ceiling: 21,600 ft (6,585 m) * Wing loading: 31.1 lb/ft² (151.9 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.13 hp/lb (210 W/kg) Armament * Guns: 2 × 0.303 in (7.7 mm) Vickers K machine guns in rear cockpit * Hardpoints: 5: (two under each wing and one under the fuselage), with a capacity of 1,620 lb (735 kg), equipped to carry: o 1× torpedo or o Bombs or o Depth charges or o Mines * Four paratroopers have been deployed from underwing containers on several occasions Regards

Germany : 1. Junkers Ju 87 (Image : Wikipedia) This Historic Bomber of Luftwaffe changed won many battle in favour of Germany and wrecked havoc in allies. General characteristics * Crew: 2 * Length: 11.00 m (36 ft 1.07 in) * Wingspan: 13.8 m (45 ft 3.30 in) * Height: 4.23 m (13 ft 10.53 in) * Wing area: 31.90 m2 (343 ft2 53.09 in2) * Empty weight: 3,205 kg (7,086 lb) * Loaded weight: 4,320 kg (9,524 lb) * Max takeoff weight: 5,000 kg (11,023 lb) * Powerplant: 1× Junkers Jumo 211D liquid-cooled inverted-vee V12 engine, 1200 PS (1184 hp, 883 kW) * Propellers: Three-bladed Junkers VS 5 propeller, 1 per engine o Propeller diameter: 3.4 m (11 ft 1.85 in) Performance * Never exceed speed: 600 km/h (373 mph) * Maximum speed: 242 mph @ 13,410 ft or (390 km/h @ 4,400 m) * Range: 500 km (311 mi) with 500 kg (1,102 lb) bomb load * Service ceiling: 8,200 m (26,903 ft) with 500 kg (1,102 lb) bomb load Armament * Guns: 2× 7.92 mm MG 17 forward, 1× 7.92 mm MG 15 to rear * Bombs: Normal load = 1× 250 kg (551 lb) bomb beneath the fuselage and 2× 50 kg (110 lb) bombs underneath each wing. A video of Junker Ju -87 from Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FymTeD6RDzs Regards

2. Henschel Hs 123 ( Image : Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 1 * Length: 8.33 m (27 ft 4 in) * Wingspan: 10.50 m (34 ft 5.5 in) * Height: 3.20 m (10 ft 6 in) * Wing area: 24.85 m² (267.49 ft²) * Empty weight: 1,500 kg (3,307 lb) * Loaded weight: 2,215 kg (4,884 lb) * Powerplant: 1× BMW 132Dc 9-cylinder radial engine, 880 hp (656 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 341 km/h at 1200 m (211 mph at 3,900 ft) * Combat radius: 860 km (533 mi) * Service ceiling: 9,000 m (29,530 ft) * Rate of climb: 900 m/min at sea level (2,950 ft/min at sea level) Armament * 2× 7.92 mm MG 17 machine guns (field modification of 2× 20 mm (0.79 in) MG FF cannon * Up to 450 kg (992 lb) of bombs under wings and under fuselage Regards

Japan: Aichi D1A (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 2: pilot and gunner * Length: 9.3 m (30 ft 6⅛ in) * Wingspan: 11.4 m (37 ft 4¾ in) * Height: 3.41 m (11 ft 2¼ in) Wing area: 34.7 m² Empty weight: 1,516 kg (3,342 lb) Loaded weight: 2,500 kg Max takeoff weight: 2,610 kg Powerplant: 1× Nakajima Hikari 1 nine-cylinder radial engine, 730 hp (545 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 309 km/h (171 kn, 192 mph) * Range: 927 km (498 nmi, 576 mi) * Service ceiling: 6,980 m (22,900 ft) * Rate of climb: 6.37 m/s (1,253.94 ft/min) * Wing loading: 72.0 kg/m² (14.7 lb/ft²) * Power/mass: 0.22 kW/kg (0.13 hp/lb) Armament * Guns: * 2× fixed 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 92 machine guns * 1× flexible 7.7 mm (.303 in) Type 92 machine gun Bombs: * 1× 250 kg (551 lb) bomb under fuselage 2× 30 kg (66 lb) bombs under wings Regards

Aichi B7A (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 2 * Length: 11.49 m (37 ft 8.33 in) * Wingspan: 14.40 m (47 ft 3 in) * Height: 4.07 m (13 ft 4.5 in) * Wing area: 35.40 m² (381 ft²) * Empty weight: 3,810 kg (8,400 lb) * Loaded weight: 5,625 kg (12,401 lb) * Max takeoff weight: 6,500 kg (14,330 lb) * Powerplant: 1× Nakajima NK9C Homare12 18-cylinder radial engine, 1,360 kW (1,825 hp) Performance * Maximum speed: 567 km/h (306 kn, 352 mph) * Range: 3,038 km (1,888 mi) * Service ceiling: 11,250 m (36,910 ft) * Rate of climb: 9.6 m/s (1,889.8 ft/min) Armament * Guns: *2 × 20 mm Type 99 Model 2 cannons in wings * 1 × 7.92 mm (0.312 in) Type 1 or 13 mm (0.51 in) Type 2 machine gun in the rear cockpit * Bombs: *800 kg (1,764 lb) of general ordnance or * 1 × 800 kg (1,764 lb) torpedo Regards

3. Yokosuka D4Y (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: two (pilot & gunner/radio operator) * Length: 33 ft 6 in (10.22 m) * Wingspan: 37 ft 9 in (11.50 m) * Height: 12 ft 3 in (3.74 m) * Wing area: 254 ft² (23.6 m²) * Empty weight: 5,379 lb (2,440 kg) * Loaded weight: 9,370 lb (4,250 kg) * Powerplant: 1× Aichi Atsuta AEIA 32 piston engine, 1,044 kW (1,400 hp) Performance * Maximum speed: 550 km/h (342 mph) * Range: 1,465 km (910 mi) * Service ceiling: 10,700 m (35,105 ft) * Rate of climb: 14 m/s (2,700 ft/min) * Wing loading: 180 kg/m² (37 lb/ft²) * Power/mass: 0.25 kW/kg (0.15 hp/lb) Armament * 2 × forward-firing 7.7 mm machine guns * 1 × rearward-firing 7.92 mm machine gun * 500 kg (1,102 lb) of bombs (design), 800 kg (1,764 lb) of bombs (kamikaze) Regards

USSR 1. Petlyakov Pe-2 (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: Three - pilot, gunner, bombardier * Length: 12.66 m (41 ft 6 in) * Wingspan: 17.16 m (56 ft 3 in) * Height: 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in) * Wing area: 40.5 m² (436 ft²) * Empty weight: 5,875 kg (12,952 lb) * Loaded weight: 7,563 kg (16,639 lb) * Max takeoff weight: 8,495 kg (18,728 lb) * Powerplant: 2× Klimov M-105PF liquid-cooled V-12, 903 kW (1,210 hp) each Performance * Maximum speed: 580 km/h (360 mph) * Range: 1,160 km (721 miles) * Service ceiling: 8,800 m (28,870 ft) * Rate of climb: 7.2 m/s (1,410 ft/min) * Wing loading: 186 kg/m² (38 lb/ft²) * Power/mass: 250 W/kg (0.15 hp/lb) Armament * Guns: o 2 × 7.62 mm (0.3 in) fixed ShKAS machine guns in the nose, one replaced by a 12.7 mm (0.5 in) Berezin UB on later versions. o 2 × rearward firing 7.62 mm (0.3 in) ShKAS. o From the middle of 1942 defensive armament included 1 Berezin UB machine gun in the upper bombardier's turret, 1 Berezin UB in gunner's ventral hatch and 1 ShKAS which could be fired by a gunner from port, starboard or upper mountings[3] o Some planes were also equipped with DAG-10 launcher, firing AG-2 parachute timed grenades. * Bombs: 1,600 kg (3,520 lb) of bombs Regards

Other Bombers country specific : Those not widely used: The USA 1. SB2U Vindicator ( Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: Two, pilot and gunner * Length: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m) * Wingspan: 42 ft in (12.80 m) * Height: 10 ft 3 in (3.12 m) * Wing area: 305 ft² (28 m²) * Empty weight: 4,713 lb (2,138 kg) * Loaded weight: 6,379 lb (2,893 kg) * Max takeoff weight: 7,332 lb (3,326 kg) * Powerplant: 1× Pratt & Whitney R-1535-96 Twin Wasp Jr radial engine, 825 hp (616 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 251 mph (404 km/h) * Range: 630 mi (1,014 km) * Service ceiling: 27,500 ft (8,382 m) * Rate of climb: 1,340 ft/min (6.8 m/s) * Wing loading: 21 lb/ft² (103 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.13 hp/lb (0.21 kW/kg) Armament * 1 × forward firing 0.30 in (7.62 mm) M1919 Browning machine gun in starboard wing (0.50 in (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine gun in SB2U-3) * 1 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine gun in flexible mount for tail gunner (.50 in (12.7 mm) in SB2U-3) * 1 × 1,000 lb (454 kg) or 500 lb (227 kg) bomb Regards

2. A-31 Vengenance ( Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 2 (pilot, navigator/gunner) * Length: 39 ft 9 in (12.12 m) * Wingspan: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m) * Height: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m) * Wing area: 332 ft2 (30.84 m2) * Empty weight: 9,725 lb (4,411 kg) * Max takeoff weight: 14,300 lb (6,486 kg) * Powerplant: 1× Wright R-2600-A5B-5 Cyclone twin row 14 cylinder radial air-cooled engine, 1,600 hp (1,193 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 275 mph (239 kn, 443 km/h) at 11,000 ft (3,350 m) * Cruise speed: 235 mph (204 kn, 378 km/h) * Range: 1,400 miles (1,220 nmi, 2,253 km) * Service ceiling: 22,500 ft (6,860 m) * Wing loading: 43.1 lb/ft² (210 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.11 hp/lb (0.18 kW/kg) Armament * Guns: o 4 × fixed forward firing .30 in (7.6 mm) Browning machine guns in the wing o 2 × flexible mount .30 in (7.6 mm) or .303 in (7.7 mm) machine guns in rear cockpit * Bombs: o 2 × internal 500 lb (230 kg) bombs o 2 × 250 lb (110 kg) bomb on wing racks Regards

Germany Henschel Hs 132 (Image: Wikipedia) It was jet engine powered. General characteristics * Crew: 1 * Length: 8.90 m (29 ft 2½ in) * Wingspan: 7.20 m (23 ft 7½ in) * Height: 3.00 m (9 ft 10 in) * Wing area: 14.80 m² (159.30 ft²) * Loaded weight: 3,400 kg (7,496 lb) * Powerplant: 1× BMW 003A turbojet, 7.8 kN (1,760 lb at 9,500 rpm) Performance * Maximum speed: (780 km/h at 6,000 m (700 km/h with bomb)) (485 mph at 19,685 ft (435 mph with bomb)) * Range: (with bomb) 1,120 km (696 miles) * Service ceiling: (with bomb) 10,000 m (32,810 ft) Armament * up to 500 kg (1,100lb) of disposable stores on external rack Regards

The USA SBC Helldiver (Image : Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 2: pilot and gunner * Length: 28 ft 4 in (8.64 m) * Wingspan: 34 ft 0 in (10.36 m) * Height: 12 ft 7 in (3.84 m) * Wing area: 317 ft² (29.5 m²) * Empty weight: 4,841 lb (2,196 kg) * Loaded weight: 7,080 lb (3,211 kg) * Max takeoff weight: 7,632 lb (3,462 kg) * Powerplant: 1× Wright R-1820-34 "Cyclone" radial engine, 950 hp (709 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 237 mph (206 knots, 381 km/h) * Range: 590 mi (510 nm, 950 km) * Service ceiling: 27,300 ft (8,320 m) * Rate of climb: 1,630 ft/min (8.28 m/s) Armament * Guns: o 1× 0.30 in (7.62 mm) forward-firing M1919 Browning machine gun machine gun o 1 × 0.30 in (7.62 mm) flexible rearward-firing machine gun * Bombs: 1× bomb of up to 1,000 lb (450 kg) Regards

The United Kingdom Britstol Brigand ( Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 3 * Length: 46 ft 5 in (14.2 m) * Wingspan: 72 ft 4 in (22.1 m) * Height: 16 ft 4 in (5 m) * Wing area: 718 ft² (66.7 m²) * Empty weight: 27,500 lb (12,470 kg) * Loaded weight: 38,200 lb (17,320 kg) * Powerplant: 2× Bristol Centaurus 57 radial piston engine, 2,165 hp (1,620 kW) each Performance * Maximum speed: 358 mph (576 km/h) at 13,700 ft (4,180 m) * Range: 2,100 mi (3,380 km) * Service ceiling: 26,000 ft (7,920 m) * Rate of climb: 1,500 ft/min (460 m/min) Armament * Guns: 4 × 20 mm Hispano Mk V cannon, 0.5 in (12.7 mm) Browning machine gun, * Rockets: 16 × RP-3 60 lb (27 kg) rockets, * Bombs: 1 × 22 in (559 mm) torpedo or 2,000 lb (907 kg) of bombs Regards

Light Bombers: Light bombers were relatively small Military Aircraft capable of fly at faster rate, maximum ordnance they used to carry is 1 ton. However , after 1945 , new ground attack aircraft designed which was able to carry greater amount of bombs, and they effectively replaced Light Bomber. Image of a Light Bomber: Pzl23 Karas of Poland (Image: Wikipedia) Regards

Country wise Light Bomber Development : The USA 1. Huff- Daland LB-1 (Image : Wikipedia) year: 1923 General characteristics * Crew: Four * Length: 46 ft 2 in (14.07 m) * Wingspan: 60 ft 6 in (20.27 m) * Gross weight: 12,415 lb (5,631 kg) * Powerplant: 1 × Packard 2A-2540 water-cooled vee engine, 800 hp (600 kW) Performance * Maximum speed: 120 mph (190 km/h) * Range: 430 miles (700 km) * Service ceiling: 11,150 ft (3,400 m) Armament * 5 × .30 machine guns * 2,750 lb (1,250 kg) of bombs Regards

2. Keystone B-6 (Image : Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 5 * Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m) * Wingspan: 74 ft 8 in (22.8 m) * Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m) * Wing area: 1,145 ft² (106.4 m²) * Empty weight: 8,057 lb (3,665 kg) * Loaded weight: 13,350 lb (6,056 kg) * Max takeoff weight: lb (kg) * Powerplant: 2× Wright R-1820-1 radial engines, 575 hp (429 kW) each Performance * Maximum speed: 120 mph (100 kn, 190 km/h) * Cruise speed: 103 mph (89 kn, 166 km/h) * Range: 825 mi (717 nmi, 1,330 km) * Service ceiling: 14,100 ft (6,400 m) * Wing loading: 11.66 lb/ft² (56.92 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.0861 hp/lb (142 W/kg) Armament * Guns: 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns * Bombs: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg); 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on short runs Regards

3. Keystone B-3A (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 5 * Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m) * Wingspan: 74 ft 8 in (22.8 m) * Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m) * Wing area: 1,145 ft² (106.4 m²) * Empty weight: 7,705 lb (5,875 kg) * Loaded weight: 12,952 lb (5,875 kg) * Max takeoff weight: lb (kg) * Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney R-1690-3 radial engines, 525 hp (392 kW) each Performance * Maximum speed: 114 mph (98 kn, 183 km/h) * Cruise speed: 98 mph (85 kn, 158 km/h) * Range: 860 mi (760 nmi, 1,400 km) * Service ceiling: 12,700 ft (3,870 m) * Rate of climb: 530 ft/min (2.7 m/s) * Wing loading: 11.31 lb/ft² (55.42 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.0811 hp/lb (133 W/kg) Armament * Guns: 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) machine guns * Bombs: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg); 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on short runs Regards

The Short Stirling heavy bomber The Short Stirling was the first four-engined British heavy bomber of the Second World War. The Stirling was designed and built by Short Brothers to an Air Ministry specification from 1936, and entered service in 1941. The Stirling was fated to have a relatively brief operational career being relegated to second line duties from 1943 onwards when other four-engined RAF bombers, specifically the Handley Page Halifax and Avro Lancaster, took over its role. Role Heavy bomber Manufacturer Short Brothers, Rochester Short Bros. and Harland, Belfast Austin Motor Company Designed by Arthur Gouge First flight 14 May 1939 Introduced 1941 Retired 1946 Primary users Royal Air Force Royal Canadian Air Force Egypt Produced 1939-1943 Number built 2,383 Developed from Short Sunderland

Thanks Sailor, for the beautiful image of this awesome Bomber, kudos for that. Continuing with the light bombers built in the USA in pre world war 2 Period : 3. Keystone B-4 (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 5 * Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m) * Wingspan: 74 ft 8 in (22.8 m) * Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m) * Wing area: 1,145 ft² (106.4 m²) * Empty weight: 7,951 lb (3,607 kg) * Loaded weight: 12,952 lb (5,875 kg) * Powerplant: 2× Pratt & Whitney R-1860-7 radial engines, 575 hp (429 kW) each Performance * Maximum speed: 130 mph (110 kn, 210 km/h) * Cruise speed: 103 mph (90 kn, 167 km/h) * Range: 850 mi (760 nmi, 1,400 km) * Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,300 m) * Rate of climb: 580 ft/min (30 m/s) * Wing loading: 11.31 lb/ft² (55.22 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.0888 hp/lb (146 W/kg) Armament * Guns: 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns * Bombs: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg); 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on short runs (Wikipedia) Another Image ( Source: Wikipedia) Regards

4. Keystone B-5A (Image: Wikipedia) General characteristics * Crew: 5 * Length: 48 ft 10 in (14.9 m) * Wingspan: 74 ft 8 in (22.8 m) * Height: 15 ft 9 in (4.8 m) * Wing area: 1,145 ft² (106.4 m²) * Empty weight: 7,705 lb (3,945 kg) * Loaded weight: 12,952 lb (5,875 kg) * Max takeoff weight: lb (kg) * Powerplant: 2× Wright R-1750-3 radial engines, 525 hp (392 kW) each Performance * Maximum speed: 111 mph (97 kn, 179 km/h) * Cruise speed: 98 mph (86 kn, 160 km/h) * Range: 815 mi (707 nmi, 1,310 km) * Service ceiling: 14,000 ft (4,270 m) * Wing loading: 273.3 lb/f² (52.22 kg/m²) * Power/mass: 0.0810 hp/lb (133 W/kg) Armament * Guns: 3 × .30 in (7.62 mm) Browning machine guns * Bombs: 2,500 lb (1,100 kg); 4,000 lb (1,800 kg) on short runs Regards