USAF Bombers 1946-1970

   The years 1946-1970 included the height of the cold war.  The United States feared nuclear attack from the Soviet Union, but had no way of physically stopping incoming aircraft and missiles.  This resulted in the "deterrent concept."  It essentially maintained that if "We can't stop you, but we can make you damned sorry that you attacked."   The Strategic Air Command maintained enormous fleets of intercontinental bombers, ones prepared to bomb the Soviet Union.  In this section, we've included it's bombers.  The Great Aircraft of this period are shown below, all in the same scale so you can get an idea of their relative size.      


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