B-2A Spirit Units in Combat cover
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The B-2A 'Spirit' was an aircraft conceived to fight the Cold War (1946-1991) 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' (2001-present) and 'Iraqi Freedom' (2003-present). 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.

Table of 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

Product details

Published Jul 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841769936
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 100 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Combat Aircraft
Short code COM 64
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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