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B-2: Stealth At War

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B-2: Stealth At War 1 x 60'
It's the most expensive aircraft in the world. Highly classified and America’s secret weapon for twenty years, this is the story of the B-2 Stealth Bomber.

B-2 expert Dr Rebecca Grant explains what makes the bomber the superior tactical machine of the world. How do you design a plane to avoid infrared detection? Through ingenuity, and innovation, and a little unexpected help from certain Cold War adversaries! The result? A plane with a 172-foot wingspan that is virtually undetectable on radar.

But the success of the B-2 is not just about engineering. Retired Colonel Tony Imondi outlines how they elude detection and what is involved in a successful mission. We also investigate the B-2 tragedies: what caused the 2008 crash in Guam, or the 1999 bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade?

And how will the world’s changing political climate and advancing technologies affect the role of this unique aircraft? This is a celebration of one of aviation’s most influential machines and the men and women who work every day to ensure its success.

Duration

1 x 60'

Production Company

Red Rock Films

Broadcaster

Smithsonian Networks

Definition

HD

YOP

2013

Production Company
Red Rock Films
Broadcaster
Smithsonian Networks
Definition
HD
YOP
2013
Delivery

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