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Terry3721 Dec 2012 10:05 a.m. PST

I am trying to find information of any bombers the Chinese may have used during WWII, and probably more specifically during the time of the Flying Tigers. Any help is appreciated.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2012 10:32 a.m. PST

The Chinese never had a large bomber force. My guess is that their most plentiful bomber was the Russian Tupolov SBs, however they also used various O2s, some B-10s, assorted Heinkels, as well as a few other aircraft. The Chinese took what they could get, so they would have six of this aircraft, nine of that aircraft, six of those, etc.

Texas Jack21 Dec 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

This topic might be useful:

TMP link

The link that Tango posted is very informative, but you really have to sift through the information to find it.

Grasshopper21 Dec 2012 11:50 a.m. PST

I know its Wikipedia, but it does give some idea of the various types used.

Dn Jackson21 Dec 2012 6:25 p.m. PST

Have a look at this website:

it will give you paint scemes for some Chinese bombers.

Kaoschallenged21 Dec 2012 8:46 p.m. PST

I think the other links are very helpful too Texas Jack. But then again I am biased wink LOL. Robert

For 1937-41 period you have,

China (Nationalists)
Breda Ba.27 Metallico
Curtiss A-8/10/12 Shrike
Douglas O-2
Heinkel He.111B
Henschel Hs.123
Martin Type 139/166/B-10/B-12
Northrop 2/3/5 Gamma
Savoia Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello
Vultee A-19 (V-11)/BSh-1
Tupolev SB/B.71
TB-3 (ANT-6)
Ilyushin DB-3

Then you have after 1941,
PB4Y Privateers

Texas Jack22 Dec 2012 4:50 a.m. PST

Sorry Robert! I certainly agree your links were very useful, I only wanted to warn the OP about having to wade through the info on Armandīs link. Please donīt hate me grin

Kaoschallenged22 Dec 2012 3:19 p.m. PST

'Tis ok Jack :). I try to cut down on the wading LOL wink . Robert

Terry3722 Dec 2012 4:06 p.m. PST

Gentlemen, My sincere thnaks for the help. I was aware of one of the sources, but hadn't thought I'd find anything there, so was delighted someone suggested it. I believe I will have what I am needing now.

Thank you very much!


Kaoschallenged23 Dec 2012 1:11 p.m. PST

You are most welcome Terry grin. Robert

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