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B2

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B2
Name B-2 Spirit
Manufacturer NORTHROP
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
WTC Heavy
APC C
Type code L4J
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Mass group UNK


Manufacturered as:

NORTHROP B-2 Spirit
NORTHROP Spirit
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Spirit
NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-2 Spirit


NORTHROP B-2 Spirit

NORTHROP B-2 Spirit

Description

Low observable strategic bomber for USAF. In service since 1990. Advanced technology bomber development, flying wing almost invisible to radar. USAF planned to acquire 133 aircraft, but massive cost and the end of the cold war reduced the number to 20 (used by the 509th bomb wing in Missouri). Production ended in 1998.

Technical Data

Wing span 52.4 m171.916 ft
Length 21 m68.898 ft
Height 5.2 m17.06 ft
Powerplant 4 x 84.5 kN GE F118-GE-110 turbofans.
Engine model General Electric F118


Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B2

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