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


Also manufacturered as:

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


NORTHROP B-2 Spirit

NORTHROP B-2 Spirit

Image source: IANS

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.

General

Aircraft name B-2 Spirit
ICAO code/WTC B2 / H
Manufacturer NORTHROP
Type Code/APC L4J / C

Technical Data

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

For further details consult EUROCONTROL Aircraft Performance Database:

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving B2

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