"“We have lent a huge amount of money to the U.S. Of course we are concerned about the safety of our assets. To be honest, I am definitely a little worried.” "

Chinese premier Wen Jiabao 12th March 2009

""We have a financial system that is run by private shareholders, managed by private institutions, and we'd like to do our best to preserve that system."

Timothy Geithner US Secretary of the Treasury, previously President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.1/3/2009

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Has "missing" USAF B2 Bomber flown to Russia ? One of our planes is missing

Guam is a tiny island and is U.S. territory located 3,700 miles southwest of Hawaii.

B2 bombers from Whiteman Air Force Base have been shuttling to Guam since 2004 and one has gone missing (see last pic of missing plane ).

The stealth aircraft diappeared from screens and so far the USAF have been covering the story by saying the plane crashed and the ejected pilots are safe.

There is no news if the plane was loaded with a Massive Ordnance Penetrator, a 30,000 pound bomb (15 ton) which 20.5 feet long, with a 31.5-inch diameter and carries over 5,300 pounds of explosive material. This mutha will deliver 10 the killer punch of the BLU-109 and will penetrate up to 200 feet underground before exploding.

Guam has been visited by Russian Bear bombers and first flew past on Wednesday August 8th 2007 passing within 300 miles of U.S. air and naval bases on Guam. The TU-95 flight coincided with on-going U.S. military drills in the area; it was the first Russian bomber flight flown against Guam since the Cold War.

The Tupolev Bomber flying on the initial mission carries the AS-15 Kent" air-launched cruise missile, which has a maximum range of 1500 Nautical Miles.

So don't be surprised if a B2 turns up in Vladivostok.(see also)

UPDATE :24/2/08 2300 GMT
The accident occurred 11 days after a Navy plane crashed into the ocean about 20 miles northeast of Guam's Ritidian Point. Four aircrew members ejected from the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft and were rescued by helicopter. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23302483

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't be surprised if the B2 in question has crashed. Aircraft of this type (no vertical stabiliser) can become unstable in turbulent air and start flying sideways with disastrous consequences. This susceptibility increases if the aircraft is fully loaded with fuel and weapons. It is very unlikely to have hit the ground in one piece if it suffered an instability incident. From an aerodynamic point of view, the B2 is an extremely fussy old tart of a plane and requires perfect flying conditions.

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