It had the capacity to destroy even the cities, harbors and other industries. It was strong enough to completely destroy the target area. When compared to a normal bomber, strategic bomber had the ability to transform the fertile place to a place where no habitat can exist.
Strategic bombers were larger aircrafts which carried more bombs and weapons. The smaller fighter planes and jet bombers carried only the normal bombs that could move away the enemies. Strategic bombers were invented to destroy the enemies. They were specially designed aircrafts that were used by almost all the countries during the war period. (Quanback, 1976).The severity of World War led to the development of such machines. Bombers were the important component of any country's military troop. (Boot, 2006). They satisfied the requisites of the military troops and hence they became an essential part of any war. Since then the strategic bombers have gone through tremendous improvement and it has spread to almost all the countries. The First World War led to the invention of these bombers since the soldiers alone could not manage in the war front. A special machine that could control the enemies was in need of the hour. Most of the European and Russian countries made use of these bombers. Iraq was one of the countries which faced several attacks from the American nation. (MacIssac, 1976). These countries made the best use of such strategic bombers which in turn contributed to the development of these aircrafts.
Post First World War, the bombers went through a drastic improvement. Till then the bombers were simple aircraft which carried bombs. These aircrafts were smaller in size and carried only a limited number of bombs. The engineers then designed aircrafts that carried more number of bombs and the size of the aircraft was considerably bigger.
Decline of Strategic Bombers
Cold war affected the development of these strategic bombers. During the beginning of Cold War various bombers were used to carry the nuclear weapons. These bombers became popular due to their speed and easy development of the missiles. This led to the stagnation in the development of strategic bombers. At the end of the Cold War strategic bombers were found nowhere. (Boot, 2006). This was due to the escalation in the cost of manufacturing and designing the strategic bombers. By this time the continents designed and developed their own missiles and aircrafts which they used in the war fronts. They designed their own aircrafts that satisfied heir requirements. These aircrafts were used by the neighboring countries. All this contributed to the decrease in the usage of strategic bombers. America and England used strategic bombers even during the decline in its usage. They trusted and believed that strategic bombers were the important part of their war.
When compared to the other bombers which are used only in war fields, strategic bombers were used to specifically locate the target and destroy them. The enemy's factory, city or industries are identified. Then these bombers are made to fly to the locations and the bombs are dropped. America and Russia were the major users of strategic bombers since they were more prone to these attacks. They in turn attacked the enemy's places with the help of these bombers. (Ross, 2003).
There has been a development in the strategic bom