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Northrop B-2A Spirit: books - history and technology

A book on the Northrop B-2A Spirit? Here are illustrated books on the history, models and technology of Northrop bombers.

A Pictorial History of the B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber

This is a pictorial history of Jack Northrop's dream, the B-2A Spirit, a low-observable, strategic, long-range, heavy bomber with the ability to penetrate sophisticated and dense enemy air-defense shields.
It is capable of all-altitude attack missions up to 50,000 feet, with a range of more than 6,000 nautical miles (nm) unrefueled, and over 10,000 nm with one refueling, giving it the ability to fly to any point in the world within hours.

Stealth technology has rendered radar systems ineffective by greatly reducing their detection ranges. After ten years of service, the B-2A finally achieved full operational capability in December 2003. An assessment published by the USAF showed that two B-2As armed with precision weaponry could do the job of seventy-five conventional aircraft.

Author:Jim Goodall
Specs:160 pages, 23 x 30.5 cm / 9.1 x 12 in, hardback
Illustrations:525 colour photographs
Publisher:Schiffer Publishing Ltd (USA, 2016)
EAN:9780764350757
Book: A Pictorial History of the B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber

A Pictorial History of the B-2A Spirit Stealth Bomber

Language: English

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B-2A Spirit Units in Combat (Osprey)

The B-2A 'Spirit' was an aircraft conceived to fight the Cold War but which has proved invaluable to both the 'New World Order' and more recently the 'War on Terrorism'. The combination of low-observability, precision strike, range and payload flexibility has made the 'Spirit' the weapon of choice when America hits its enemies at the start of a campaign. Spirits have fired the first shots of Operation 'Allied Force' over Kosovo and Serbia, as well as operations 'Enduring Freedom' and 'Iraqi Freedom'.
Despite the tremendous cost of the aircraft - each unit is literally worth its weight in gold - the B-2 has had an impact on modern warfare which has vastly exceeded this small force of 21 bombers. Developed in utmost secrecy, the B-2's gestation saw the use of new computer design and manufacturing techniques and ultra-modern synthetic materials making it the most revolutionary aircraft in terms of design and performance.

This book examines these incredible aircraft.

Contents: Introduction - Background - Requirements - Development and Design - The Test Phase - Roll-out and Entry into Service - Operation Allied Force - Off to Afghanistan - Operation Iraqi Freedom - The Future.

Author:Thomas Withington
Specs:96 pages, 25 x 18.5 x 0.8 cm / 9.8 x 7.3 x 0.31 in, paperback
Illustrations:photographs and drawings (in b&w and colour)
Publisher:Osprey Publishing (GB, 2006)
Series:Combat Aircraft (64)
EAN:9781841769936
Book: B-2A Spirit Units in Combat (Osprey)

B-2A Spirit Units in Combat

Language: English

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