Many of you who follow us have been warbird fans for decades and know pretty much everything there is to know about aviation tactics, but for those of you who are new to the topic, this video might be really interesting. It sums up the way bombers and fighters bomb their targets, and although two of them are not used all that often anymore, we still included them for your interest.
As you can imagine, many of these tactics were invented during World War II as that’s when military aviation took a massive step forward. Many would argue that air superiority was what won the war and without significant advancements in aircraft technology, that would have never happened. Tactics, too, took a big leap forward.
Now we do understand that there are variations or, subcategories, of these bombing strategies. For example, high altitude bombing can include precision bombing and carpet bombing, which serve two different purposes but are still part of the same major group. This video brings into light the main three (plus the extra one) types of the bombing that are generally done.