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B-2 Specifications

Primary function: Multi-role heavy bomber.
Prime Contractor: Northrop Grumman Corp.
Contractor Team: Boeing Military Airplanes Co.,
General Electric Aircraft Engine Group
Hughes Training Inc., Link Division
Power Plant/Manufacturer: Four General Electric F-118-GE-100 engines
Thrust: 17,300 pounds each engine (7,847 kilograms)
Length: 69 feet (20.9 meters)
Height: 17 feet (5.1 meters)
Wingspan: 172 feet (52.12 meters)
Speed, cruise: High subsonic
Speed, minimum approach: 140 mph
Ceiling: 50,000 feet (15,000 meters)
Weight, Takeoff, (Typical): 336,500-350,000 pounds (152,600-159,000 kilograms)
Weight, Empty: 125,000-160,000 lb
Range: 6000 nautical miles (9600 kilometers)
unrefueled range for a hi-lo-hi mission
with 16 B61 nuclear free-fall bombs
10,000 miles with one aerial refueling
Payload: 40,000 pounds (18,000 kilograms)
  • AN/APQ-181 Radar Antenna Subsystem
  • AN/APR-50 Defensive Management System (DMS)
  • AN/ASN-155 Electrical Navigation System
  • AN/ASN-155 Inertial Navigation Subsystem
  • B-2 Pilot Alert System
  • B-2 Engine Exhaust Subsystem (Tailpipe)
  • Crew: Two pilots
    Unit cost: Approximately $2.1 billion [average]
    Date Deployed: December 1993
    Inventory: Active force: 20 (planned operational aircraft); ANG: 0; Reserve: 0
  • The first B-2 to be lost was the SPIRIT OF KANSAS, which suffered a takeoff accident at Andersen AFB on Guam on 23 February 2008. The two crew were able to eject safely.
  • Armament:

    16 B61
    16 B83
    16 AGM-131 SRAM 2
    80 MK82 [500lb]
    16 MK84 [2000lb]
    34-36 CBU87
    34-36 CBU89
    34-36 CBU97
    216 GBU-39 SDB [250lb]
    80 GBU-30 JDAM [500lb]
    16 GBU-32 JDAM [2000lb]
    8 GBU 27
    8 EGBU 28
    8 GBU 36
    8 GBU 37
    8-16 AGM-154 JSOW
    8-16 AGM-137 TSSAM
    2 MOP / DSHTW / Big BLU

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