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A Bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets by dropping bombs on them, firing torpedoes at them, or – in recent years – by launching cruise missiles at them.

Bombers typically have considerable endurance in order to carry heavy payloads from an arsenal to targets in hostile territory. However, they must defend against more maneuverable interceptor aircraft and ground anti-aircraft positions, to which their heavier armor affords protection, while mounted guns allow for close-range defense. Other escort aircraft can also engage these threats, allowing the bombers to focus on their primary mission of destroying targets below.

Battlefield 1942Edit

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Two types of bombers appear in Battlefield 1942: the Dive-Bomber and the Heavy Bomber. The Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome expansion adds the Medium Bomber.

Dive-bombers and medium bombers carry two players—a pilot who also acts as bombardier, and a rear gunner. Heavy bombers carry a pilot/bombardier, a belly gunner, and a top gunner.

Battlefield 1943Edit

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The Bomber is a vehicle featured in Battlefield 1943. It is used entering the Air Raid Bunker which is only accessible to the team that controls the base the bunker rests at.

The USMC calls in a B-25 Mitchell, while the IJA calls in the Mitsubishi G4M Betty. Both count as the same vehicle.

Battlefield 4Edit

Bomber
BF4 Bomber Icon
Main weapon User-targeted JDAM Bomb
Main weapon reload time 13 seconds
Main weapon ammunition per reload 4 bombs
Secondary weapon User-targeted Cruise Missile
(Complete "Mother Of All Bombs" Assignment)
Secondary weapon ammunition per reload 1 cruise missile
Countermeasures 30 IR Flares
Operators US Marine Corps
People's Liberation Army


The Bomber is a vehicle featured in the Battlefield 4: China Rising and Battlefield 4: Final Stand expansions. To utilize the vehicle, players must use an Air Raid Bunker which is located at specific control point that must be held in order to use.[1]

When playing as the United States Marine Corps, the bomber is a B-1B Lancer. When playing as the Russian Ground Forces and People's Liberation Army, it is a Xian H-6. All are labeled "Bomber" in the killfeed and count as the same vehicle on Battlelog, using the icon of the Xian H-6.

Roughly ten seconds after entering the bunker, the player may take control of the bomber's targeting system. The bomber follows a straight flight path through the map, much like the Drop Ship from Battlefield 3, but can be steered slightly left or right if needed.[2] From a wing-mounted port, the player may designate four simultaneous targets for JDAM Bombs dropped from the bomber.

The bombs will fly ahead faster than the bomber itself, allowing targets ahead of the bomber to be marked. Because of the bombs' shallow angle, it is possible for enemies to take cover behind terrain or buildings. Also the target still can get away as bomb will take some time to reach the ground, therefore stationary targets are recommended for bomber operators.

The bomber lingers long enough to complete three missions on maps like Dragon Pass. After crossing the map, the player immediately returns to action standing next to the bunker. Bombs will continue to travel to any marked targets even if the operator is no longer in control of the bomber.

Obtaining a kill with the Bomber completes the Safe Raiding assignment, unlocking the SUAV for the player's Recon kit.

After completing the Mother of all Bombs assignment, the bomber is also capable of firing a cruise missile that can be manually aimed like an ATGM Launcher by the operator. It appears to have the same damage and effect as the Cruise Missile commander resource. The reload time is much longer than the JDAM payload, limiting its use to one or two strikes per run. The Bomber version of cruise missile does has one plus side, the range of it is not limited, unlike the JDAM, the operator can guide the missile to any accessible point on the map before the bombing run stops.

Although the bomber can flare away most guided missiles, it can still be destroyed by other anti-air weaponry, especially AA vehicles, leaving the operator idle inside the bunker for the remainder of the bombing run.

ControlsEdit

Fire
Drop JDAM Bomb or launch Cruise Missile
Cycle Weapon
Switch between JDAM Bomb and Cruise Missile (if unlocked)
Move Left / Right
Steer bomber


Battlefield 1Edit

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Bombers return as a class of aircraft in Battlefield 1.

Like the heavy bombers of Battlefield 1942, bombers carry three players: one acting as pilot/bombardier, a rear gunner operating a heavy machine gun, and a nose gunner operating an autocannon to assist with attacking ground targets.

TriviaEdit

Battlefield 4Edit

  • During the "Calling in Bomber" waiting period, the user may be killed with the Defibrillator by an enemy targeting the staircase leading into the bunker.[3]
  • The vehicle is always labeled the "Bomber" in the killfeed.


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