Take a never-before-seen look inside the world’s most powerful and most deadly aircraft – The B-2 Stealth Bomber. Produced in cooperation with the United States Air Force, this documentary provides unprecedented, full-clearance access to this amazing aircraft.
Witness the evolution of strategic bombing, travel to Whiteman Air Force Base to unlock the secrets of stealth technology, and discover how the B-2’s radical shape actually maintains flight. See the connection between the B-2 and a secret WWII Nazi weapon and learn how lessons learned by the 8th Air Force over Europe would influence the B-2′s design strategy. Conceived of in the 1940s but impossible to fly until the 1990s, the B-2 is the only aircraft in the world which literally sweats. Prepare to lose your civilian status and enter the shadowy world of stealth.
Bronze Telly Award, History/Biography category
“Some 100 years ago, the rickety contraption that lumbered into the sky off the windy sands of Kitty Hawk, NC might have caused some observers to imagine air travel over the next century, but no one could have predicted something like the B-2 Stealth Bomber. Although few Americans have been fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the sleek ‘flying wing’ airborne, the B-2 has played a key role in both wars with Iraq. Allowed unprecedented access to the home station of the B-2 at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, the producers of The B-2 Stealth Bomber present a close-up, detailed look at the B-2 (amazingly conceived in the 1940s, but impossible to fly until the 1990s), explains the concept of “stealth technology,” and correlates the application of this technology with the B-2′s range, weapons’ load, defenses, etc. Viewers will be impressed at how air travel has evolved from the Wright Brothers to Buck Rogers in a mere century. The plentiful DVD extras include a featurette on B-2 pilot training, a 3-D interactive tour of the plane, and computer desktop wallpapers. Highly Recommended. Editor’s Choice.” — Video Librarian
“…confidently recommended…” --Midwest Book Review
“Produced in cooperation with the 509th Bomber Wing, The B-2 Stealth Bomber provides the viewer with unprecedented access to the world’s most sophisticated military aircraft. Expertly presented is the story of this warplane’s development which drew upon more than a hundred years worth of technological development and profited from hard-earned lessons from the B-17, B-52, SR-71, and F-117 military aircraft which preceeded it. Also detailed are the qualities of the B-2 design which allows it to avoid detection by radar, sight, sound, and heat. The producers of this exceptionally complete program worked in conjunction with governmental agencies to introduce what might be the deadliest weapon the world has known.” – Library Journal
LENGTH: 1 x 45 Minutes
INTERNATIONAL TRACK: Yes
CLOSED CAPTIONS: No
ASPECT RATIO: 16:9
PRODUCTION YEAR: 2005
RELEASE YEAR: 2008
SUPPLIER: Jumby Bay Studios
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA
RIGHTS TERRITORY: Worldwide