The Northrop (later Northrop Grumman) B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American heavy penetration strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class (Mk 82) JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.
Development originally started under the “Advanced Technology Bomber” (ATB) project during the Carter administration; its expected performance was one of his reasons for the cancellation of the supersonic B-1A bomber. The ATB project continued during the Reagan administration, but worries about delays in its introduction led to the reinstatement of the B-1 program as well. Program costs rose throughout development. Designed and manufactured by Northrop, later Northrop Grumman, the cost of each aircraft averaged US$737 million (in 1997 dollars).Total procurement costs averaged $929 million per aircraft, which includes spare parts, equipment, retrofitting, and software support. The total program cost including development, engineering and testing, averaged $2.1 billion per aircraft in 1997.
The B-2 is capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet (15,000 m), with a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles (6,900 mi; 11,000 km) on internal fuel and over 10,000 nautical miles (12,000 mi; 19,000 km) with one midair refueling. It entered service in 1997 as the second aircraft designed to have advanced stealth technology after the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk attack aircraft. Though designed originally as primarily a nuclear bomber, the B-2 was first used in combat, dropping conventional, non-nuclear ordnance in the Kosovo War in 1999. It later served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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33 thoughts on “B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber in Action | Training”
wouldnt the US want this to be a secret, yet we all know about it. they must have some other crazy stuff no one knows about if they are willing to let this out of the bag for so long
Has the ability to detect how much mineral wealth nations with no airforce have. And zero in for the kill.
I have a story to tell about this jet…
So when I was about 5-6 years old, I had a dream about one of these. But the thing is, I had never even seen or heard about these. I thought my mind had just made it up to go along with the dream. And even in the dream, it was extremely stealthy, and extremely feared. Then YEARS later I found out that they actually existed and I was shocked.
Dreams are weird, man.
Дайте Украине поиграться, вы же давно ими играетесь, ну что вам жалко … ненадолго, часов на десять всего … можно даже транзитом, от Калининграда до Владивостока и дальше через пролив уже и Америка ✌️🇺🇦 …
UFO? Fox. Scally
THIS IS THE ONE OF THE MOST ALIENS AIRCCRAFT EVERY MADE OF HUMAN KIND !!!! THIS IS BEAUTIFULL TO SEE !!! CONGRATULATIONS 4 THE TEAM THAT MADE IT !!!!!
на ската похож
Los leones,tigres y pumas serán para amaestrar y en un futuro bajen con camaras paras ver nuevos planetas con un humano?para posible existencia de animales agresivos cazar extraterrestres? las divisiones son raciales de poder intereses o control? ya hay lectores de mente por señales de microondastelablindada
Los leones,tigres y pumas serán para amaestrar y en un futuro bajen con camaras paras ver nuevos planetas con un humano?para posible existencia de animales agresivos cazar extraterrestres? las divisiones son raciales de poder intereses o control? ya hay lectores de mente por señales de microondas
Боже храни Америку
А где НЛО????
USA bravo !
북한 통일 만들어주시소~~
정치적으로 따지지마시고 북한주민들위해
한반도 통일 시켜주세요.
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통일 된 대한민국 만들어
미국 화이팅 ~~
А пусть американцы возьмут и подарят России пару таких самолетов в виде жеста доброй воли …и один Кадырову в Чечню .
Très beau ! Dommage qu'il perd sa furtivité devant les S- 400 et les S- 500…
Забыли про комплекс пво с-125 "Нева" 😀😀😀
This is uFO
Either B-2 or B-52……Love them both…..
Та штуковина, с которой его "передрали" , явно была не с турбореактивными двигателями.
Бесполезная и дорогостоящая игрушка. Сколько, интересно, свадеб и госпиталей на их счету? 🙂
Yes, maybe one is missing from 1999 and it landed in the Spačva forests in Croatia. He was assisted in landing by the 3rd Division with S-125 missiles
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