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[Video] Two B-2 Spirit Stealth Bombers Landing at RAF FairfordB-2 Spirits land at Royal Air Force Fairford, England. Both active duty and Air National Guard airmen from the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings participating in hot-pit refueling and an engine-running crew change. These skills tests validate the vital importance RAF Fairford plays in projecting the Department of Defense's strategic bomber force to other areas of responsibility. Both aircraft and personnel deployments are part of regularly planned U.S. Strategic Command deployments of forces,… (www.youtube.com) More...
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Hope they keep the pitot tubes dry
Makes me think of competition in design. Auto, Motorcycles and electronics seem to be even between countries. Aircraft that's another, the US is wings ahead.
Every time I see one of these things I don't think stealth, cost, flying qualities, cost, etc.I think Drag. They look like the only way they will go fast is off a cliff. At least a B1B or an F111 looked like they were suited for the role. And If they weren't so worried about the cost they might actually use them in combat other than in a no threat environment.
I believe the B-2 ~has~ been used in combat, no?
Yes, read the very last part of the statement. They will not risk them in an advanced SAM environment as they are too few and too costly!
Correct, they are not as invisible as the Air Force would like us to believe so if one got shot down, the claim that they are the best thing since sliced bread would be gone