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- `Stealth' refrigeration offers ideas for the supermarket. // Engineered Systems;May95, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p16
Reports on the use of the Stealth bomber's refrigeration system in commercial applications. Cost control using evaporators; System redundancy.
- `Green' paint stripper preserves B-2 lines. Scott, William B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/16/1996, Vol. 145 Issue 25, p75
Deals with an environmentally safe technique for removing paint from B-2 bombers, new as of December 1996. The use of wheat starch as a blast medium; Possible uses for the process in the future; The ineffectiveness of chemical paint strippers; Comments from former Northrop Grumman engineer...
- B-2A Spirit. Katz, Dan // Aerospace Daily & Defense Report;2/12/2015, Vol. 251 Issue 27, p6
An excerpt about design, production and upgrades of B-2A Spirit, the American heavy strategic bomber, also known as the Stealth Bomber, that features low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses is presented.
- First Digital Assignment Flies. // National Geographic;Dec2003, Vol. 204 Issue 6, preceding p1
This article presents information about technological innovations in the field of aviation use in war in Iraq. The military's most advanced bomber, the batlike B-2, was critical to the coverage, but also critical to the war. Scheduling time to photograph the bomber started to seem impossible....
- Air Force unveils design of Northrop B-2... Morrocco, J.D. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;4/25/88, Vol. 128 Issue 17, p16
After keeping the project under cover for years, the US Air Force has revealed the basic outlines of the Northrop B-2 advanced technology bomber (ATB). Its first flight, scheduled for 1987, will not take place until this fall. An Air Force artist's concept of the B-2 has been released, showing...
- B-2 first flight set for mid-December; USAF.. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/8/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 6, p16
Reports on the first flight of the USAF/Northrop B-2 advanced technology bomber, scheduled for December. It is currently undergoing final systems and instrumentation checks. The aircraft's dimensions were just released by the Air Force, and in its final configuration it will have a two-man...
- New design, production tools will play key... Scott, W.B. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/5/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 23, p18
Discusses the new computer-based design and manufacturing processes developed for the B-2 bomber program that were aimed specifically at reducing production costs. Central to the effort is the three-dimensional computer graphics system being used by the Air Force, Northrop and subcontractors. ...
- Northrop chief is confident in B-2 despite... Smith, B.A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/5/1988, Vol. 129 Issue 23, p21
Summarizes Northrop Corp. Chairman Thomas V. Jones' beliefs that the B-2 will go into production despite its cost and a shrinking defense budget. Jones feels the contractor team has kept costs under control despite design challenges. Development; manpower; Costs; New processes; Equipment.
- First flight of B-2 delayed to spring/summer. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/13/1989, Vol. 130 Issue 11, p25
Reports that the first flight of the Northrop/Air Force B-2 stealth bomber will be delayed to late spring or summer because of continuing delays.