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2021-09-17 Science & Technology
Satellite photo reveals wreckage of $1BILLION B-2 Stealth bomber after landing gear gave way after emergency landing
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Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [266 views ]  Top

#1 ...I would imagine the 509th Hydraulics shop is doing some seriously fast talking right now. Mind you, I'm not saying this is a screwup on their part; simply that they are answering a LOT of questions.


Also likely that no matter what the final outcome, this bird is likely going to end its days as a procedures/ground trainer or a museum exhibit.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2021-09-17 06:14||   2021-09-17 06:14|| Front Page Top

#2 The B1 and B2 is 24+ year old technology and the B-52? even older.

Sure they all have been updated and retro-fited.

But....I hope there is some type of QT Skunk Works hidden out there quietly turning out a China/Russia/Taliban Attitude Changing new weapons.

Since dropping bombs is an antiquated 150+ year old battle concept that started with hot air balloons. An Missiles and Drones are detectable now.

There is no doubt Space based weapons will be the next expensive weapon for congress to hide $$$$$ in.

Then I imagine what 110 mile up Tera-watt laser could do to an enemy installation. While in the proces, destroying the Atmosphere top to bottom with each Burst.
Posted by Unise Fleresh1689 2021-09-17 10:35||   2021-09-17 10:35|| Front Page Top

#3 B21 might be alright. They actually seemed to learn from the endless design creep that made the F22, F35 and Zumwalt Class such disasters. Hopefully the Columbia class is also benefiting from a freeze the design and build it strategy.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 10:37||   2021-09-17 10:37|| Front Page Top

#4 So can the Air Force make it airworthy again?
Posted by Bobby 2021-09-17 12:19||   2021-09-17 12:19|| Front Page Top

#5 I think #2 got it. They're absurdly fragile. Might cost more to fix it than makes sense.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 12:22||   2021-09-17 12:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Probably cheaper to 'clean it up' for display at Wright Patterson in the future.
Posted by Procopius2k 2021-09-17 13:20||   2021-09-17 13:20|| Front Page Top

#7 We paid for it. We should get to see it close up.
Posted by M. Murcek 2021-09-17 13:22||   2021-09-17 13:22|| Front Page Top

#8 This is better than the one that they burned to ashes at Anderson on Guam.
Posted by ed in texas 2021-09-17 18:00||   2021-09-17 18:00|| Front Page Top

#9 We should get to see it close up.

Trust me.
Not much to see,
Posted by Skidmark 2021-09-17 20:38||   2021-09-17 20:38|| Front Page Top

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