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The Baltimore Bombers were a proposed National Football League expansion team located in Baltimore, Maryland. When the NFL was awarding expansion teams to two cities in 1993, Baltimore was among the cities vying for a team. In their proposal, the potential owners of the team had settled on Baltimore Bombers as the team's nickname in honor of the B-26 Marauder, a World War II bomber designed by the Glenn L. Martin Company, and produced in Baltimore. “Boogie” Weinglass, founder of the retailer Merry-Go-Round, was one of the potential owners of the Baltimore expansion team.

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Baltimore was not awarded an expansion team, passed up in favor of Charlotte, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida. However, Baltimore did end up with a team immediately following what would have been the Bombers' inaugural season in 1995 when the Cleveland Browns moved and were reborn as the Baltimore Ravens.

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The proposed main logo showed the silhouette of a "generic" WWII-era bomber (not the silhouette of the B-26 Marauder).

A link to the proposed logo can be found here and in the reference link (as seen on the notional helmet).

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