Northrop-Grumman B-2 "Spirit"
by NorthAmericanAviation
uploaded 2017-04-24
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#Flyingwing #Stealth #Northrop #Stock #Replica

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Details

  • Type: SPH
  • Class: aircraft
  • Part Count: 154
  • Pure Stock

Description

The B-2 stealth bomber is a subsonic, long range aircraft designed to be nearly undetectable by means of infrared and radar detectors. It uses four non after-burning turbofans to produce a minimal thermal footprint. The very specific angles used in the design of the plane are primarily for deflecting radar signals. So far, there have been 21 Spirits made, each one being named after a location, usually a state.
Built in the SPH in KSP version 1.2.2.

The beginnings of the B-2’s flying-wing design are rooted in early prototypes and concepts designed by John K. Northrop. in 1929, he created a proof-of-concept flying wing with a minimal tail. later, in 1940, the N1M flew, demonstrating that tailless flying wings were possible. That research lead to the XB-35, a four-engine counter-rotating prop bomber which never made it past the X-designation, and later to the YB-49, which was a jet-powered version of the same airfoil. the YB-49 was tested with great success, and went as far as a production prototype, but still was not accepted. Many years passed until 1981 when the concept of a low-profile flying wing became suitable for a stealth bomber concept, and the Northrop design team set to work again on Mr. Northrop’s old designs to eventually create the B-2.

This craft is quite slow, but flies very well at higher altitudes, and has good range.

Here you will find everything that trails black smoke, jettisons fuel, and runs on liquid oxygen and ammonia. Oh, 20th Century aviation development, where art thou?

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