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An available encyclopedia of army guns represents a collaboration with The military, army, and Air strength occasions, and covers every one weapon approach, its evolution, improvement, and strive against adventure.
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Wing's natural instability even as it helps Although not operational, this contro- to reduce RCS and exhaust heat signaversial batlike aircraft has flown test ture. missions. The combination of its perforAt approximately midspan (moving tomance problems, the end of the cold war ward the fuselage), the trailing edges with the collapse of the Soviet Union, and turn and head aft to a point just outboard the high cost of the plane may preclude of the engine installations on each side. the B-2 from joining the active US Air The two control surfaces are elevens that Force.
1990; this aircraft (AV-2) is the only one of the six test aircraft not to be refitted as an operational bomber. The planned total number of aircraft has been reduced first from 132 to 75 aircraft and then to 20. The initial operational capability is currently planned for the mid-1990s. When the 20 B-2 bombers are properly equipped near the turn of the century, they could drop 160 tons of bombs a day in a war area, compared to the 146 tons/day dropped by 20 B-52 bombers in Operations Desert Shield/ Desert Storm.
And small "eyebrow" windows above the windshield. The cabin is fitted with 22 standard SPECIFICATIONS • electrical outlets, 11 vacuum and thera- MANUFACTURER McDonnell Douglas peutic oxygen outlets, ceiling recep- CREW 5 (2 pilots, crew chief, 2 attendants/crew) + 5 medical attendants + tacles for intravenous bottles, separate 40 patients (C-9A) special-care area, hydraulically operated folding ramp, medical refrigerator, WEIGHTS empty 59,706 Ib (27,082 kg) medical supply work area, medical crew maxpayload 32,444 Ib (14,716 kg) director's station, galleys, and lavatories.