Bomber

A bomber is a type of airplane that is used to attack ground targets, mainly by dropping bombs. The first bombers were made at the start of World War I.

Bombers often fly low to the ground to confuse enemy radar. Most cannot fly very fast. Because of this, bombers are not outfitted to fight other airplanes. To make up for this, bombers in the past had many machine guns for defense.

World War II

Dive bombers were numerous in World War II. They attacked surface targets including tanks and ships. Strategic bombing became important. Bombers had large crews, sometimes as many as 12 people. Usually a bomber had a pilot, a bombadier, a co-pilot/navigator, and many machine gunners all around to shoot at enemy fighter aircraft defending the target. Friendly fighters often came along to help fight the defenders.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Bomwerper
العربية: قاذفة قنابل
asturianu: Bombarderu
azərbaycanca: Bombardmançı
Bân-lâm-gú: Po̍k-kek-ki
беларуская: Бамбардзіроўшчык
български: Бомбардировач
bosanski: Bombarder
català: Bombarder
čeština: Bombardér
dansk: Bombefly
Deutsch: Bomber
eesti: Pommitaja
English: Bomber
español: Bombardero
Esperanto: Bombaviadilo
euskara: Bonbaketari
فارسی: بمب‌افکن
galego: Bombardeiro
한국어: 폭격기
हिन्दी: बमवर्षक
hrvatski: Bombarder
Bahasa Indonesia: Pesawat pengebom
íslenska: Sprengjuflugvél
italiano: Bombardiere
עברית: מפציץ
қазақша: Бомбалаушы
latviešu: Bumbvedējs
lietuvių: Bombonešis
magyar: Bombázó
македонски: Бомбардер
Bahasa Melayu: Pesawat pengebom
မြန်မာဘာသာ: ဗုံးကြဲလေယာဉ်
Nederlands: Bommenwerper
日本語: 爆撃機
norsk: Bombefly
norsk nynorsk: Bombefly
occitan: Bombardier
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਬੰਬਰ
português: Bombardeiro
română: Bombardier
Scots: Bomber
slovenščina: Bombnik
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Bombarder
suomi: Pommikone
svenska: Bombflygplan
татарча/tatarça: Bombağa totuçı
українська: Бомбардувальник
Tiếng Việt: Máy bay ném bom
中文: 轰炸机