The B-2 Spirit (U.S. Warplanes) (Library Binding)
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, six B-2 bombers took off from Whiteman Air Force Base. Their mission was to fly halfway around the world and hit ground targets in Afghanistan. Aside from being the longest combat mission in the history of aviation, this mission ushered in a new age of modern warfare. For the first time, the U.S. Air Force had a bomber that combined long range, a large payload, near-precision weapons, and stealth. This title provides the inside scoop on the infamous stealth bomber, and details the fascinating history of this once top-secret plane.