Fighter – bomber . It is a fighter capable of attacking targets on the land or sea surface, so it is prepared to use in addition to air-to-air armament, air-to-ground and air-sea armament. It differs from a ground attack aircraft in that the fighter bomber maintains all the capabilities of a fighter. A fighter bomber distinguishes itself from a multi-purpose fighter in that the latter emphasizes air combat missions while the fighter fighter emphasizes ground attack. They are the heaviest types of fighters and are not as agile for air combat as light fighters. The exception is said to be the F / A-18 that can fulfill both missions equally.
Examples of fighter bombers
General Dinamics F-111 Aardvark. American heavy fighter bomber, some analysts consider it more a strategic bomber than a fighter
- Republic F-105 Thunderchief: (1958) Second generation American fighter bomber, the largest single-engine fighter ever used by the USAF
- McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II: (1960) American heavy-duty fighter-bomber on board second generation and with third versions, the most produced fighter by the North American industry capable of carrying 8,480 kgs of useful cargo, entered into combat in numerous scenarios.
- Dassault Super Mystere B2: (1955) Second generation French fighter bomber, much appreciated by the Israelis in their wars against the Arabs of 1967 and 1973 .
- General Dinamics F-111 Aardvark: (1967) North American third generation heavy fighter bomber, the one with more load capacity of the entire USAF, capable of transporting a payload of 14,300 kg to a distance of 2,000 kilometers.
- Dassault Super Etendar: (1978) Third generation French embarked fighter bomber, during the Falklands War, sank the British class 42 destroyer HMS Sheffield by means of an exocet AM-39.
- Panavia Tornado: (1979) Fourth generation fighter bomber of European multinational manufacturing, the main means of the FAs in the United Kingdom , Italy and Germany , with important technological innovations to bomb at low altitude.
- Sujoi SU-17: (1970) Third generation Soviet fighter bomber tested in multiple conflicts and much appreciated by his crew for their hardness and resistance.
- I srael Aircraft Industries Kfir(1975). Fighter bomber improved development of the IAI Nesher also Israeli copy of the Mirage V.
Dassault Super Etendar, French naval fighter bomber
- Dassault Mirage 2000: (1984) Bomber fighter (considered versatile in some sources) 4th generation French, development of Mirage III with its delta wings but with radical innovations.
- Mc Donnell Douglas F / A-18: (1980) North American naval fighter bomber that can carry out ground attack (interdiction) or close air support missions , without compromising his hunting abilities or needing preparation or change in the base of his armament (multimission) .
- McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle: (1998) F-15E ground attack variant has significant innovations in digital technology, its curriculum includes participation in all US aggressions since the Gulf War of 1991 to date.