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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:56 am 

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The cockpit of the secret US strategic bomber B-2 was filmed for the first time during the shooting of a documentary. The video was released by a US producer who was allowed to enter the booth.

The highly secretive US strategic bomber B-2 Spirit has lost some of its mystery after the US military authorized the recording of a video shot for a new multimedia project from inside the cockpit.


The video was filmed by radio host and film producer Jeff Bolton who is making a documentary. It shows the refueling of a B-2 stealth bomber in the air, seen from the outside and the inside. The filmmaker was allowed to enter the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri and then board the aircraft.

"The workload for two people is simply terrible. The systems and processes you need to understand to make the plane work are huge. Teamwork and coordination between the ground and the pilots and between the pilots themselves, between the planners and the pilots ... I've never seen anything like it, "he told Defense News.

The long-range B-2 Spirit bomber, characterized by its "flying wing" hull, has been operational since 1997. A total of 21 aircraft were produced and one was lost in an accident in 2009.

Originally designed to carry nuclear weapons, it is capable of piercing enemy air defense. It has been used since the bombing of Kosovo in 1999, during which it dropped five guided bombs on the Chinese embassy, and during the American wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The aircraft is also deployed by the US Strategic Command for demonstration flights.

More details : https://www.defensenews.com/smr/global-strike/

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