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- Down for the count. Stanglin, Douglas; Walsh, Kenneth T. // U.S. News & World Report;3/17/97, Vol. 122 Issue 10, p20
Reports that only weeks before 20 B-2 Stealth bombers are to join the US Air Force's on-duty fleet, the planes are still not completely ready for combat. Problems primarily caused by the delicate properties that make the planes hard to detect on radar; Expectation that Northrop-Grumman Corp.,...
- B-2 or not B-2? The stealth bomber will hit a snag. Barone, Michael; Eddings, Jerelyn // U.S. News & World Report;12/25/95-1/1/96, Vol. 119 Issue 25, p72
Offers predictions about the Air Force's B-2 Stealth bomber. Pentagon's desire to limit B-2s; Uncertainty concerning the B-2 itself; Question of whether it really works; How Congress has ordered more bombers.
- B-2 follow-on designs revealed. Fulghum, David A. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/27/1999, Vol. 151 Issue 13, p57
Focuses on the introduction of preliminary designs for a stealth aircraft by Northrop Grumann Corp. with features similar to that of the B-2 bomber aircraft. Refinement of technology requirements for the aircraft; Technologies included in the design.
- B-2s Ready to Fly and Fight. // Air Safety Week;4/28/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 17, p10
This article highlights the return to flight of B-2 Spirit stealth bombers on April 15, 2008 after a 53-day safety pause for the aircraft following the crash of a stealth bomber on February 23, 2008 in Guam. The B-2 named the Spirit of Kansas had logged more than 5,000 flight hours and 1,036...
- Sight Unseen. Major, Naomi // Popular Science;Jan2012, Vol. 280 Issue 1, p88
The article discusses the B-2 stealth bomber, which was developed by the aerospace company Northrop Grumman and was examined in the July 1988 issue of the magazine, and looks at its construction from carbon-fiber composite materials, its use in Serbia and Kosovo, and B-2s in the U.S. Air Force.
- B-2 support center expands. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;2/21/2000, Vol. 152 Issue 8, p118
Reports on the United States Air Force's consolidation of much of its B-2 bomber support at the B-2 Weapon Systems Support Center (WSCC) at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Accommodation of long-term software development equipment and personnel; Full-function motion-base simulator; Test...
- B-2 STAYED MOSTLY INTACT. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;3/17/2008, Vol. 168 Issue 11, p24
The article reports on the accident involving a U.S. B-2 bomber at Andersen Air Force Base (AFB) in Guam on February 23, 2008. Exclusive pictures of the B-2 crash site show the composite-body stealth bomber survived the accident and subsequent fire largely intact. The two lines of scorched grass...
- Hiding in plane sight. Douglass, Steve; Sweetman, Bill // Popular Science;May97, Vol. 250 Issue 5, p54
Focuses on stealth aircraft. Military engineers who are attempting to build a plane that would be invulnerable during daylight hours as well as at night; Background on a secret project code-names Yehudi; Lighting systems; Factors that visual detection depends on; Importance of color; Tests of...
- THE FUTURE of the 500. // Indianapolis Monthly;May2010, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p76
Several photographs of a stealth bomber including one on its horsepower, one on its horizontal foils, and one on its surface area are presented.