Saturday, July 09, 2011

B2 Spirit in mass production

The US Airforces next generation bomber is based on proven technologies is a B2 Spirit with mass produced parts. It is going to have the same engine as the F-35 Lightning II, the Pratt & Whitney F135 and General Electric/Rolls-Royce F13. It would scare off any Tupolev Tu-160. IT would have Fleet size of 175 aircraft. Range: 5,000+ nautical miles. The bomber is designed to use off-the-shelf propulsion. The bomber would have a weapons load of 14,000–28,000 lb (6,350–12,700 kg)