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Originally posted by northwolf
I was wondering wheter B2 bombers are capable of carrying personell (specops/paratroops) or cargo?
Since US Military operates in hostile territories (often covertly) i would assume that they'd have a aircraft capable of inserting and supplying specops in hostile area of operations. So is B2 able to do the job or is there another craft doing the job?
Originally posted by Zaphod58
They've been known to use MC-130s and "tag along" with a commercial flight. They tuck in behind and below them so it looks like one target on radar, until they drop the troops. They have a special chute they use that lets them "fly" for miles, they just have to make sure the winds are correct for the insertion, and the 130 can tack onto the commercial flight in time.
Originally posted by warpboost
Maybe they can somehow attach (like a bomb) the spec operators to the internal weapons bay on a Raptor
Originally posted by Canada_EH
That technique of shadowing a commercial flight has been used since the cold war. That tech also got 290 ppl taken as prisioners when KAL 007 went down. For ppl that dont know that was a Boeing 747 that flew to close to russian airspace ended up shot down and the whole crew and passengers (one a senator) captured. It also came to surface later that for some of the flight a us recon plane was flying parallel and extremely close to 007.