Re: B-2 construction and stealth question

Message posted by Eagle Scout on February 15, 2016 at 15:41:52 PST:

I've heard the bit about the B-2's control surfaces being locked when the crew really, absolutely positively, wants stealthiness. But I'm skeptical. I'd like to see more info on this.

I know something about how much the signature changes on other LO airframes--not the B-2, but others--when control surfaces move, and I know something about threat capabilities, and it doesn't make sense. The gain in signature reduction is small, and the threat is well-managed without this scheme.

But, I could be way off. No direct knowledge of the B-2.

In Reply to: B-2 construction and stealth question posted by themadgenius on February 14, 2016 at 4:32:38 PST:


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