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originally posted by: lakenheath24
jets only leave a contrail when they get high enough that unburnt fuel freezes.
The B2 exhaust is designed to get it up and away from the body enough that the heat signature is far enough out that heatseeking missiles will not get close enough to do any damage even with a proximity fuse.
Your idea sounds....heavy.
a reply to: penroc3
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Forensick
You'd be surprised at how hard visual spotting is in the day. I've been able to hear an An-12 for a long time, and had it go right over me without seeing it. And that's with having it on a tracker and knowing about where it was.