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B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber: The Air Force’s Ultimate Weapon
19FortyFive ^ | 2/22/2021 | Peter Suciu

Posted on 02/22/2021 2:17:46 PM PST by Onthebrink

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1 posted on 02/22/2021 2:17:46 PM PST by Onthebrink
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To: Onthebrink

Protecting America from its White Supremacist enemies!


2 posted on 02/22/2021 2:21:54 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Onthebrink

Nice for flyovers. There’s a reason the B-52 and B-1 are still very strategic and useful. Stealth is great but stealth in 1997 is obsolete now.


3 posted on 02/22/2021 2:24:05 PM PST by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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The B-2 has issues.

Issues fixed by the B-21, which I am pretty sure I saw getting moved on the ground one day. I suppose it could have been a B-2, but it looked off.

They’re flying, anyway.


4 posted on 02/22/2021 2:30:56 PM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: shanover
In high school, I had the privilege of seeing a B-52 fly over at no more than 500 feet, with the bombbay doors open.

Impressive sight for a high school kid.

5 posted on 02/22/2021 2:32:51 PM PST by real saxophonist (The mouse doesn't understand why the cheese is free.)
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To: Onthebrink

I wonder if we will see it used on American soil in my lifetime. I’d bet on it, if I was a betting man.


6 posted on 02/22/2021 2:36:20 PM PST by backwoods-engineer (But what do I know? I'm just a backwoods engineer.)
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To: real saxophonist

500 feet... frying chickens in the barnyard?

(PS, name the movie reference)


7 posted on 02/22/2021 2:38:12 PM PST by shotgun
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I want one


8 posted on 02/22/2021 2:40:50 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Leave me alone, I have no incriminating evidence on the Clintons)
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It was pretty low. There weren't as many regulations then.

Buck

9 posted on 02/22/2021 2:44:14 PM PST by real saxophonist (The mouse doesn't understand why the cheese is free.)
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Nailed it


10 posted on 02/22/2021 2:45:59 PM PST by shotgun
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To: shanover
Stealth is great but stealth in 1997 is obsolete now.

True but outside of stealth, the B-2 can carry two 30,000lb GBU-57 Massive Ordnance Penetrators (likely two for balance).

11 posted on 02/22/2021 2:50:46 PM PST by T.B. Yoits
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To: Onthebrink

I’m sure Linda Graham, Cheney, and Biden can’t wait to use it


12 posted on 02/22/2021 2:51:12 PM PST by tennmountainman ( Liberals Are Baby Killers.)
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On us.


13 posted on 02/22/2021 2:52:40 PM PST by sport
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To: Onthebrink

IIRC, the B-2 costs a billion bucks(?)


14 posted on 02/22/2021 2:56:39 PM PST by Jacquerie (ArticleVBlog.com)
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To: shotgun
Dr Strangelove...
15 posted on 02/22/2021 3:02:27 PM PST by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.d)
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“over at no more than 500 feet”

I was at an airshow in Wheeling W.va in 1986 and two P-51’s came in on the first pass an went over the crowd at maybe 200 feet...and that is generous.

The vibration literally knocked some people off their feet.It made my stomach upset for a 1/2 hour afterward.

I think it was goof up and they did not know where the crowd was because it did not happen again.


16 posted on 02/22/2021 3:12:22 PM PST by setter
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“over at no more than 500 feet”

I was at an airshow in Wheeling W.va in 1986 and two P-51’s came in on the first pass an went over the crowd at maybe 200 feet...and that is generous.

The vibration literally knocked some people off their feet.It made my stomach upset for a 1/2 hour afterward.

I think it was goof up and they did not know where the crowd was because it did not happen again.


17 posted on 02/22/2021 3:12:22 PM PST by setter
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To: Rummyfan

At my office, I have a young engineer on my staff and he tracks his assigned projects on a large white board. He never gets the reference to “the big board” when I mention it. My older staff have no problem, which then leads us into other Dr. Strangelove trivia.


18 posted on 02/22/2021 3:19:56 PM PST by shotgun
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I was stationed at Ellsworth from 80 to 82. The BUFF is a sight to see up close.


19 posted on 02/22/2021 3:20:37 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Keep the Faith. Everything happens for a reason.)
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To: real saxophonist

Pretty majestic in the air but the charm quickly recedes after humping them for 8 hours on the ground with snow up to your privates.


20 posted on 02/22/2021 3:24:08 PM PST by vigilence (Vigilence)
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