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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 1942[]

There are three types of bombers in Battlefield 1942:

Dive Bombers[]

"The DIVE BOMBER is a 2-person vehicle which provides excellent ground attack with decent air cover. An empty back-gunner position is useful when a teammate needs a quick pick-up."

— Tooltip, DIVE BOMBER

Dive bombers have a better emphasis on ground targets compared to their fighter counterparts, with their ability to drop two bombs compared to the one from fighters. They have less maneuverability and speed compared to the fighters, however have tail gunners to defend attacks from behind and more resilient to damage.

In the Pacific, Dive Bombers have two loadouts: one with the standard two bombs as seen in the European theater, and one with Torpedoes, marked with a "-T" suffix, that are to be used against larger vessels such as Destroyers and Carriers.


"The BOMBER is feared by ground forces when it comes into view. This 3-person vehicle can carpet bomb any opponent out of existence. With its heavy armor and two gunner positions it can defend itself in the air quite well. Its only weakness is its lack of manueverability[sic], so don't let a fighter get on your 6-o'clock position."

— Tooltip, BOMBER

Bombers are large aircraft that carry a heavy payload of iron bombs. With the ability to carpet bomb large areas. However, they are slow and large, making them easy targets for Machine guns, enemy aircraft and such. However they have the highest vehicle health of any of the air vehicles and generally have machine guns on the top and bottom of the aircraft to defend themselves against enemy fighters.

Level Bombers[]

Only available in the Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome, the Level Bombers perform as a cross between both Dive Bombers and Bombers. With the drivers processing Machine Guns and Iron bombs. While generally maneuverable, the will still fall victim to enemy fighters if not careful. Both factions share identical characteristics in terms of performance with the exception of the Bf 110 having a rear view gunner and the Mosquito lacking one.

Battlefield 2[]

While Battlefield 2 does not feature any standard bombers like any strategic bombers, it introduced multirole/strike aircrafts which can carry higher payload of conventional bombs than fighter aircrafts, as well as laser guided air to ground missiles. These strike aircrafts of Battlefield 2 are larger than other aircrafts and carries 2 crews, with the pilot controlling the aircraft and utilizing its main gun along with its air-air missiles and bombs, while the copilot controls the laser guided AGMs.

The three strike aircrafts of Battlefield 2 are:

Battlefield 1943[]

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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 IJN calls in the G4M Betty. Both count as the same vehicle.

Battlefield 4[]

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-1 Lancer. When playing as the Russian Army 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 Dropship 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 the bombs 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.


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



Main article: Battlefield 4 Achievements and Trophies
Image Name Criteria Achievement Points Trophy Type
Death From Above Death From Above 1 Kill with the Bomber 20G Bronze

Battlefield 1[]

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Bombers return as a class of aircraft in Battlefield 1.

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.

There are two models of bomber aircraft seen in the campaign and made playable in the multiplayer

Two new bombers were introduced in Battlefield 1: Apocalypse

The Ilya-Muromets is a bomber that was added to the base game as part of the Russian themed expansion Battlefield 1: In the Name of the Tsar; however, given its large size and differing vehicle packages when compared to the other bombers, this aircraft gets its own classification as a Heavy Bomber. It is available to all factions.

Battlefield V[]

Bombers are a class of aircraft in Battlefield V. The aircraft typically seat between two and three players - one pilot, armed with light forward-facing MGs who also acts as bombardier, and up to two other players as defensive gunners. The primary mission of bombers is ground attack, but can fill other niches such as reconnaissance, supply, or heavy fighter through Specializations.


Battlefield 4[]

  • 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.