Friday, March 20, 2020

B-2's and U-2's at play in England

The USAF has sent three B-2 stealth bombers to England for exercises, along with a U-2 high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft.  Courtesy of The Aviationist and photographer Daffyd Phillips, here's a high-resolution video clip of the aircraft taking off and landing over there.  It includes some of the closest, clearest shots of the B-2 I've yet seen.

Note the U-2 "chase car" that follows the aircraft during takeoff and landing.  It's a vital part of the support crew.  Details at the link.



Thornharp said...

Nice shot of cord showing through the tread on the B-2 nose gear. How's that maintenance budget coming along?

Ritchie said...

The chase car can't be the only way to do that, but it's a nifty excuse.

James Higham said...


Differ said...

White cord ok, red cord no go.