Rare aerial footage of world’s only long-range Stealth Bomber flying as majestic as a bird

Without a doubt, one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world.
  • The B-2 Spirit, aka Stealth Bomber, is one of the most recognizable aircraft in the world
  • It’s 69 feet long, 17 feet high and has a wingspan of 172 feet, half the length of an American Football field
  • The B-2 can reach a high subsonic speed and can also reach an altitude of more than 50,000 feet

Published on Mar 8, 2024 at 8:21PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Mar 11, 2024 at 4:43PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Not only is the B-2 Stealth Bomber an engineering marvel, it’s one of the finest examples of American air superiority.

Rare aerial footage of the world’s only long-range Stealth – posted above – makes for fascinating viewing.

Despite looking as mean as hell, it manages to fly through the sky as majestically as a bird.

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So, what makes the B-2 Stealth Bomber so special?

For starters, the B-2 has all-altitude capability to penetrate the most sophisticated air defenses in nuclear and conventional missions.

In other words, it can fly totally undetected by radar, allowing it to sneak up on the enemy.

Before it took to the skies in 1989, Northrop Grumman – the Stealth Bomber’s manufacturer – had to invent all its components from scratch.

That list included tools, a software laboratory, composite materials, special test equipment, and 3D modeling and computer systems, with related manufacturing processes also created.

The B-2 Stealth Bomber, one of the most survivable aircraft in the world, is the only aircraft to combine long-range, stealth and a heavy payload on a single platform.

The Stealth saw its first operational use during Operational Allied Force, when two B-2s flew more than 31 hours from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri to the Balkans, attacking multiple targets before flying directly back.

Just like Concorde, with its iconic droop nose, the B-2 has an unmistakable silhouette and flying wing design, making it one of the most recognized aircraft in the world.

It’s even appeared in movies such as Independence Day, Armageddon, Iron Man 2, Cloverfield, Airplanes, Rampage and, most recently, Captain Marvel.

But when the Stealth Bomber isn’t making movie cameos, fighting off giant monsters or an alien invasion, it’s reaching subsonic speed and an altitude of more than 50,000 feet.

Not quite as fast as Concorde, though, which was able to break the Mach 2 barrier.

What’s truly amazing, though, is that the B-2 can travel 6,000 nautical miles (11,112 km) without refueling and 10,000 nautical miles (18,520 km) with only one refuel, reaching any point in the world within hours.

After 34 years of service, the B-2 Stealth Bombes continues to perform , inspire and pave the way forward – long may it continue.

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