Message posted by Dew (Member since 05/20/2017) on June 11, 2023 at 12:56:01 PST:
"The Pentagon released this drawing Wednesday of the U.S. Stealth bomber, also known as the B-2" "WASHINGTON - The revolutionary U.S. Stealth bomber, a "flying wing" designed to strike deep into Soviet territory while avoiding radar detection, will make its first flight this fall, the Air Force announced Wednesday.
Associated Press, April 21st 1988
The top-secret B-2, which is covered with materials to absorb-but do not return-radar signals, is being built in California by Northrop Corp. and is expected to cost more than $275 million per plane.
Sen. Sam Nunn (D-Ga.), chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the B-2 will put targets in the Soviet Union at risk and "render obsolete billions of dollars of Soviet investment in their current air defense."
An artist's concept released by the Air Force showed a moderately V-shaped plane that is all wing and no fuselage in the traditional sense of aircraft.
Air Force Secretary Edward Aldridge said the Stealth bomber would make its maiden flight sometime in the fall from Northrop's Palmdale, Calif., plant to the Air Force Flight Test center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif"
"WASHINGTON - The revolutionary U.S. Stealth bomber, a "flying wing" designed to strike deep into Soviet territory while avoiding radar detection, will make its first flight this fall, the Air Force announced Wednesday.
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