B2

NORTHROP B-2 Spirit

Aircraft
Name
B-2 Spirit
Manufacturer
Body
Narrow
Wing
Fixed Wing
Position
Delta wing
Tail
No tail plane
WTC
H
APC
C
Type Code
L4J
Engine
Jet
Engine Count
Multi
Position
In wing mounted
Landing gear
Tricycle retractable
Manufacturered as
NORTHROP B-2 Spirit
NORTHROP Spirit
NORTHROP GRUMMAN Spirit
NORTHROP GRUMMAN B-2 Spirit

B2

Low observable strategic bomber for USAF. In service since 1990. Advanced technology bomber development, flying wing almost invisible to radar. USAF planned to acquire 133 aircraft, but massive cost and the end of the cold war reduced the number to 20 (used by the 509th bomb wing in Missouri). Production ended in 1998.

Technical Data
Wing span (metric)
52.40 m
Length (metric)
21.00 m
Height (metric)
5.20 m
Powerplant

4 x GE F118-GE-110 (84.5 kN) turbofans.

Engine Model(s)
General Electric F118
Indicative Performance Data
Take-Off
V2
n/a
Distance
n/a
MTOW
170600 kg
Initial Climb (to 5000 ft)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL150)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
Initial Climb (to FL240)
IAS
n/a
ROC
n/a
MACH Climb
MACH
n/a
ROC
n/a
Cruise
TAS
487 kts
MACH
0.85
Ceiling
500
Range
6000 NM
Initial Descent (to FL240)
MACH
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (to FL100)
IAS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Descent (FL100 & below)
IAS
n/a
MCS
n/a
ROD
n/a
Approach
Vapp (IAS)
n/a
Distance
n/a

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