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Test drive bomber B-2 spirit

The Popular Mechanics correspondent received a rare opportunity to go on a flight on the stealth bomber B-2 and become a witness to a training operation. Moreover, he was allowed to the control levers, and now he will tell about his unusual experience.


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  1. njvlin
    njvlin 10 November 2016 22: 20
    Good 2012 video. Somehow in the USSR there was a good film about the Second World War. Paraphrasing the words of one of the heroes of the film, one can say: "Once I was a radio operator, and then a pilot. Somehow I flew with a whistle backwards."
  2. LÄRZ
    LÄRZ 10 November 2016 22: 30
    Journalists, as always, have little understanding of what, but they can explain everything.
  3. masiya
    masiya 10 November 2016 22: 35
    And their pilots are waiting on the ground ...:
  4. NEXUS
    NEXUS 10 November 2016 23: 10
    I watched the video ... amusing. But when the journalist began to say that there was room for upgrading Spirit, the first thing that came to mind was two things: Upgrade the toilet by installing at least a partition, otherwise it’s not surprising, sitting in such a scumbag, the desire to level the floor of the world with the earth, and the second : screw the poor fellow at least one bed so that they do not sleep on the floor.
    Although why ... it's the pilots of the adversary. Then you need another aluminum toilet and no partitions.
  5. Raskolnik
    Raskolnik 10 November 2016 23: 58
    2 lard bucks and free-falling bombs. They are able to cut budgets, ours never dreamed of)
    1. NEXUS
      NEXUS 11 November 2016 01: 01
      Quote: Raskolnik
      2 lard bucks and free-falling bombs. They are able to cut budgets, ours never dreamed of)

      Bombs, okay, but the toilet is without a partition (apparently there wasn’t enough money for it) and the lack of a normal bed is strong ... There is even a kitchen on our Swan ...
      There is such a parable among our flyers ...
      Something like TU-160 flies accompanied by SU-27s ... they fly for a long time ... here the pilots on the fighters got bored and began to make aerobatics. At the same time, asking the pilot Lebed-A can you? He was silent for a long time. After the next figure and question, and the next one, are you silent? Cho, the answer of the TU-160 pilot was such, But I can go for a big one. And you?
      1. FID
        FID 11 November 2016 08: 51
        Quote: NEXUS
        Our Swan even has a kitchen ...

        Well, not a kitchen, but a stove and a boiler ...
  6. B_KypTke
    B_KypTke 11 November 2016 00: 49
    I would have turned off the EMDS for him, that's fun for the pilots.
    1. FID
      FID 11 November 2016 08: 53
      EMDS cannot be disabled ...
  7. FID
    FID 11 November 2016 08: 49
    I liked the phrase very much: they were allowed to the control LEVERS ... Interestingly, but on the A-320, A-330, etc. there are "side sticks" - are they also "levers" of control? On the "bobby" there are steering wheels and handles ....