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Thread: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

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    Default B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7260231.stm

    http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5g...KYGLgD8UVPOEG3

    Crew ejected and were recovered safely.

    1st lost of this magnificent (not to mention EXPENSIVE) aircraft!

    First lost in 30 years for the 509th Bomb Wing.

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    Default Re: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    yeah bye bye us$1.2 billion.

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    Default Re: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    Ouch....

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    Default Re: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    Hope it was not carrying any ordinance.

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    Default Re: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    B2 was detected by a french-made radar during the gulf war.. so therefore it is not that stealth.

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    Default Re: B-2 Down Off Of Andersen AFB Guam

    Quote Originally Posted by raincool2005 View Post
    B2 was detected by a french-made radar during the gulf war.. so therefore it is not that stealth.
    Transformer?

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    Stealth <> Invisible. The idea is to make it hard to detect, compared to a regular bomber.

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    Aircraft involved was AV-12 89-0127 "Spirit of Kansas" Block 10.

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