When did the stealth bomber come out?

When did the stealth bomber come out?

April 1997
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit/Introduced

When was B-2 created?

Developed in the 1980s as the Advanced Technology Bomber, the B-2 was originally intended to be able to penetrate the sophisticated air defenses of the Soviet Union, deliver nuclear weapons to strategically important targets, and return to bases in the continental United States.

How old is the stealth bomber?

Technical Specifications

First flight July 17, 1989
Classification Bomber
Span 172 feet
Length 69 feet
Gross weight 336,500 pounds

Which is the most dangerous bomber in the world?

The most advanced bomber ever: Here’s what we know about the B-21 Raider. The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is expected to enter service sometime within the next ten years. Once it does, it just may be the most advanced military aircraft ever to go into combat.

When was the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber revealed?

A Brief History. On November 22, 1988, one of the most costly of the Cold War high technology weapons was revealed when the prototype of the Northrup Grumman B-2 Spirit stealth bomber was made public. Development had started under the administration of President Carter, which was a major reason for Carter canceling the B-1 bomber.

Where was the first B-2 bomber made?

On November 22, 1988 the first B-2 was rolled out at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, and given the name “Spirit.” The bomber looked like a boomerang, with a serrated rear section.

When did the Air Force start developing stealth bombers?

By the 1970s, bombers and fighters were increasingly vulnerable to radar-controlled air defenses. In 1974, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Air Force began a major effort to develop combat aircraft with low radar signatures.

Is the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider a stealth bomber?

Jump to navigation Jump to search. The Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider is a heavy bomber under development by Northrop Grumman. As part of the Long Range Strike Bomber program (LRS-B), it is to be a very long-range, stealth strategic bomber for the United States Air Force capable of delivering conventional and thermonuclear weapons.