A recently released video takes you inside the US Air Force’s B-2 stealth bomber. For those of you who don’t know, it is one of the most top-secret airplanes in the world. The video has been released by the radio host and producer Jeff Bolton.
The video basically shows off one of the most highly-guarded secrets on Earth. Bolton specializes in producing material that pertains to the defense industry and the US military. He took the video at the invitation of the US Air Force’s 13th Bomb Squadron of the 509th Bomb Wing, based out of Whiteman AFB in Missouri.
The video has been produced by Defense News who is running a series on the US Military’s nuclear arsenal. In the video, Bolton talks about his experience about flying the highly specialized aircraft, ‘I was amazed at how busy the workload is for two people. Flying the airplane is a very different sensation just based on the fact that it has spoilers and as a flying wing, its properties—especially when you’re getting close to getting on deck—are very different than a normal airplane with a tail and flaps, etc.’
The B-2 stealth bomber is one of the most known unknowns in the world! It was developed by Northrop Grumman and had quite a long range that enables it to find its way deep into the airspace of the enemy and drop some of the most powerful artillery in the US’s military arsenal including nuclear and non-nuclear ordnance. The defense contractor also says that the B-2 is capable of flying 6,000 nautical miles without needing a refuel, and with a single mid-air refueling, it’s range can be extended up to 10,000 nautical miles.
It is capable of carrying up to 20 tons of bombs that are precision-guided including 30,000lbs Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP) bombs that can easily penetrate bunkers up to 200 feet made of concrete and hardened steel. The exterior has been designed in a way that it disrupts the radar signals thus preventing them from identifying any radar operator that an object is in the range. Check out the video below to learn more about the B-2 Stealth Bomber!