From its flying-wing design, to its radar-deflecting stealth capabilities, to its nuclear bomb-delivering capacity, the B-52 is one awe-inspiring war machine. In B-2 Spirit, popular aviation author Steve Pace delivers a razor's-edge portrait of this sinister-looking plane's daring design, development, and deployment. You'll read the exciting story of how Northrop Grumman developed this great leap forward in military aviation technology, a startling advance even over its own thrillingly foresighted B-49. you'll be thre as the B-2, code-named "Project Senior Ice"...Asserts itself as the most dominant bomber in military aviation history; emerges triumphant from a phalanx of flying wing designs; Undergoes intensive flight testing that brought this revolutionary warcraft into operation in just eight years; Receives design modifications for an 80-bomb or 40-bomb capacity, and conversion to a 16-bomb nuclear platform in less than an hour; Takes to the skies, ready for wartime operation in campaigns such as Kosovo. With more photos than have ever been available in the public domain, including an eight-page color-photo insert, B-2 spirit brings you closer to the B-2 civilians have previously been allowed to venture. Packed with details on this exciting plane's history and more information on its structures and systems than has ever been published in a single unclassified source, Steve Pace's B-2 Spirit is the next best thing to flying the most advanced bomber in the world.
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