War of the Worlds is a 1953 film based on HG Wells' novel about a Martian invasionary force that attacks Earth. The film was directed by Byron Haskin and was noted for it's spectacular visual effects. It stars Gene Berry, Ann Robinson and Les Tremayne.
Northrup YB-49 "Flying Wing" Edit
The plane that's called in to drop an atom bomb on the Martian crafts lurking just outside Los Angeles. The attempt fails.