B-2s have fired the first shots of Operations Allied Force over Kosovo and Serbia, Enduring Freedom over Afghanistan and Iraqi Freedom against the regime of Saddam Hussein.
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 the USAF’s 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.
Indeed, the 509th bomb wing, which is the sole frontline user of the type, has set several bombing records in combat with the Northrop Grumman B-2 since 1999.
B-2A Spirit Units In Combat book chronicles the aircraft’s performance in action through the experiences of the crews that have flown America’s ultimate heavy bomber into combat.