Aviation Photo #2133875 Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit - USA - Air Force

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The star item at the Royal International Air Tattoo 2012. This B-2 Spirit named "Spirit of New York" arrived using the callsign 'Death 11' and in very wet conditions
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    Mark Kwiatkowski
    USA - Air Force
    Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    Northrop Grumman
    1003/AV-3
    82-1068
    WM
    Fairford
    England
    United Kingdom
    July 6, 2012
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Anonymous
5 years ago
The star of the tattoo 2012, nice shot
Anonymous
5 years ago
The most expensive bomber ever made!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo Mark, Well done... Looking forward to see more of this!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
WOW! Nice shot! And although I'm not a fan of the callsign in this case, I have always loved the look of the B2! Stunning!
Anonymous
5 years ago
The tail number is '82. According to the Air Force's numbering system that's the year of manufacture. It's hard to believe that these aircraft are 30 years old now. Wow!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great capture in difficult conditions. Congrats Mark!!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Wet day for the B-2A. To the other vistor re: 82 tail number, not in this case as the first B-2A flight was July 17, 1989. It was rolled out eight months earlier from the Northrop assembly facility in Palmdale, California. I doubt they started building it in 1982. Maybe if it was Boeing i.e. 787 epic delays, I still couldn't see it taking 6 plus years.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Noticed name of aircraft "Grim Reaper" on mlg door.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Not keen on the callsign either, but oh well.. small note on the roll out date: there have been MANY reports by former "staff" of the usaf that these were kept secret for a VERY LONG TIME prior to being introduced to the public (similar to SR-71), so 82 probably isn't far off

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