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Thread: Just watched the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider unveiling live

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    Just watched the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider unveiling live

    Interesting... literally an updated B-2.

    I enjoyed the B-52, B-1, B-2 flyby. :-)

    You should be able to watch a replay of the ceremony here: https://www.northropgrumman.com/what...r/b-21-raider/
    (Ignore the ironically outdated "If you are experiencing playback problems, please update your Flash player plugin" message!)

    Pre-unveiling pic:

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    On one hand you have this lovechild between an Area 51 UFO x B52 bomber, on the other hand there's the (proven) rickety scrapheap of the Russian army. I would think that the Kremlin offices are worried.

    Unbelievable piece of engineering. And when I see this shape, I want to believe that there's really something in the hangers of Area 51.

    Also on YT. Action around 33:00'

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    Amazing multi-role stealth aircraft with a raft of classified mission delivery tech. As the introducing General said, military aircraft have come a long way from WW1 ordnance delivery where bombs were tossed overboard by hand from an open cockpit!

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    The only thing missing is the guy in the 60’s flight suit walking out and saying “hello boys I’m back”…
    Started out with nothing. Still have most of it left.

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    Doolittle's original Raiders bombed Tokyo and (some...) managed to reach China. Is there a reference in this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thieuster View Post
    Doolittle's original Raiders bombed Tokyo and (some...) managed to reach China. Is there a reference in this?
    I did read something that indicated the 'Raider' reference was indeed a nod to the original raiders.
    When you look long into an abyss, the abyss looks long into you.........

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    Mehh. If only they had a Roly falk to chuck in it.

    https://youtu.be/GPuTgcrA2Zs

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    Oh, thanks for that, havent seen it in years.


    Quote Originally Posted by sprite1275 View Post
    Mehh. If only they had a Roly falk to chuck in it.

    https://youtu.be/GPuTgcrA2Zs

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    Quote Originally Posted by KavKav View Post
    Amazing multi-role stealth aircraft with a raft of classified mission delivery tech. As the introducing General said, military aircraft have come a long way from WW1 ordnance delivery where bombs were tossed overboard by hand from an open cockpit!
    Technology, advanced research and $100s of billions will get you this

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