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Impressive HD Video of the B-2 Released

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posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 05:07 PM
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This has cropped up on numerous sites now. Its a series of clips of the B-2 a different locales in HD. I'm only disappointed in one aspect of it: one clip at the B-2 starting to go into a cloud and they cut it short. It looked like it was going to be really cool.




posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: anzha

Looked remarkably like the top view of a certain clip that had everyone in a tizzy.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 05:14 PM
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originally posted by: anzha



Fixed the embed for you. When you post them only use the video number, which is after the = symbol. In this case it's just the P30Jf6bN2EA.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 05:17 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

gotcha.

thank you.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 06:08 PM
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Man that looks like one stable platform.... Amazing to look at. I'm sure it isn't as it appears but it looks like you could run a tattoo shop safely in that thing!



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 06:17 PM
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That still gives me goosebumps watching it, to think that no other country is near to fielding something like that and the U.S. Is about to up by a gen!

Gorgeous aircraft.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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this is some kind of farewell from the B-2?.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: drwire

A reminder from NG not to forget about them and the B-2 when the new bomber comes out.

The B-2's not going anywhere any time soon.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 08:16 PM
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a reply to: drwire

Unfortunately I think it's for the shareholders, reminding them of the cool things NG has done prior to news hitting of the B-3 competition.

If one of NG's birds get declassified this week then we'll know for sure they lost.



posted on Oct, 24 2015 @ 11:01 PM
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Very interesting choice of clips. Especially the skimming over the clouds shot. Can't wait to see what all the bother is about.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 12:28 AM
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Nice clip. I thought they were a bit touchy about people getting a good look at the back of the B-2? Seems to be showing off plenty in this video, what was the problem before?

Also does anyone know what the little bit of the plane poking out from its belly near the rear is? Looks like it would screw up the RCS, but maybe its a retractable antena or something?



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 03:23 AM
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a reply to: gfad

Maybe its 2 fingers up at everyone, you can look at planform all you like, but you just cannot do this..

I still cannot believe the -170 didnt wipe all the clever # and fry itself, understand that components are not built with self destruction, but fielding a stop gap with perhaps limited testing and cutting edge Flight Control Software, I hope they didnt give too much away. I am still of the opinion you could potentially reverse engineer shapes, but FCS and tactics...



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 04:53 AM
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a reply to: gfad

The systems they don't want people seeing are stowed and you can't make out enough detail to get an idea if where or what they are.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 08:11 AM
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4 embedded engines in a composite structure radiate a big heat signature. Concealing this signature is one of its true marvels! That and its construction. If you ever see the plane up close, it is appears seamless and another marvel!



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: themadgenius

And the most marvelous of all is that it's covered in duct tape. Hah!



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 09:10 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Duct tape?



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 09:26 AM
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a reply to: Bfirez

It's not really duct tape, but rivet heads are absolutely awesome at making your RCS bloom, and there are a lot of rivet lines on the airframe. So to keep the RCS down, and make maintenance a little easier, they developed a Grey tape looking material that acts as a RAM coating for rivets that they put along all the rivet lines.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 09:29 AM
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originally posted by: gfad

Also does anyone know what the little bit of the plane poking out from its belly near the rear is? Looks like it would screw up the RCS, but maybe its a retractable antena or something?


It's a retractable radar reflector. It is so that local ATC can see and direct it through controlled airspace. It is retracted when they want to disappear. The F-22 has a similar one on it's belly.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 09:30 AM
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originally posted by: Bfirez
a reply to: Zaphod58

Duct tape?


YEah. didnt you know Duct tape reduced RCS? MY car was practically held together with the stuff. the cops radars would always read as i f my car wasnt there.



posted on Oct, 25 2015 @ 10:02 AM
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Before the F-117 and B-2 were revealed in the weeks and months leading up to their unveiling, people were taking grainy pictures of these aircraft and reporting in-depth details of what they saw. I'm surprised NG or LM hasn't done something similar here.



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