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Originally posted by intelgurl
Not intended for actual flying, The B-2 at the Wright Patterson AFB Museum has never flown and was originally constructed and used as a ground-based test article to allow Northrop-Grumman R&D to evaluate the airframe's structural integrity under varying degrees of stress.
Originally it was just a fuselage with only portions of the wings, the remainder of the plane including the leading edges was "restored" at WP AFB using among other things, fiberglass...
Bugman may know for sure, but I think this museum version B-2 was rolled out for the Centenial of Flight celebration there at WP AFB.
Also, yes - there are underground facilities at WP, pretty common knowledge - although bigfoot and aliens are probably not there...
For more information you can call the USAF Museum's Public Affairs office at (937) 255-4704, ext. 332.
It's been a while since I was there but I think Maj. Gen. Charles Metcalf is still in charge there...
originally quoted by bugman5999
All of the top secret planes on display are just shells.
Originally posted by CGB_Spender
I have been to wright pat alot when i was a kid and seen alot of different parts of the base. I have always heard the rumor that "Hangar 18" is on wright pat. What i can tell you, and i have seen this with my own eyes, is that the is a series of underground facilities there. what they are for and what is going on is anyone's guess. i have also heard hangar 18 was underground. Needless to say i am not about to roam the base asking to get to hangar 18. there are extensive ventilation shafts coming out of the ground on certain areas of the base.