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Northrop B-2 Spirit Flyby by shelbs2 Northrop B-2 Spirit Flyby by shelbs2
i got to see it this time! take that school! XD

anyhow Northrop B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber making a flyby at the Fairchild AFB Skyfest 2010
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:icontheorcapilot:
TheOrcaPilot Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always wanted to see one of these in person.
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craigdragon17 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah the flying Doritos chip, the big bomber that can kill anything but can't turn worth damn!!! Airplane looks cool but I would not like to fly it, too unstable and hard to turn. Seriously though nice shot.
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lizzyr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I'd love to see one of these fly. It's quite and odd design though. Why is it that shape anyway??? :)
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:iconm-m-x:
M-M-X Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013   Photographer
Because that's the shape Germans invented in 1944 and nobody has come with anything better since then :)
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
yeah it is unique looking. its designed to either absorb or redirect radar signals reducing its radar cross section
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:iconlizzyr:
lizzyr Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
That makes it harder to detect on radar then I guess. :)
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
thats what i was saying XD
but yeah, not just that. i guess it degrages the heat signature so that it'll be harder to get a lock on with a heat seaking missile
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disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   Photographer
Seriously I love this shoot!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
thanks ^^
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010   General Artist
Sweet! Wow, you caught a lot of detail there.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
heh wasnt about to screw this one up. my only chance to see a B-2 fly since i was three and i wanted to get the best shot i possibly could ^^
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meganbednarz Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010   General Artist
Well, you did amazingly. :) I don't remember if I've seen one fly or not, and I don't recall ever having wanted to see a particular plane when I was little. But then I used to be scared of things that made loud noises, including guns, planes, balloons, chewing gum, etc. Took me a while to get over that. But I've always wanted to fly.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010
heh i've been trying to recall lately everything i've seen at shows. pretty much everything from Biplanes to Blackbirds
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2010   General Artist
Yeah, I think they run the whole gamut.
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:iconard3113:
Ard3113 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
a - incredibly expensive - flying wing... This design owe so much to the Horten bros.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
heh actually, the Horten brothers did develop the flying wing, but this one owes more to ol Jack Northrop ^^ (he was playing with flying wings at the same time as the Horten Brothers)
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TigerQueen-Sangha Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
That's the most beautiful plane I've ever seen.:noes:
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
very quiet one too ^^
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TigerQueen-Sangha Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Really? I thought it was very loud xD.
I REALLY hope I will see a B-2 someday... I hope the USA will send a B-2 to an airshow in the Netherlands. ='D
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
lol the opposite of loud XD
they did 3 flybys and left actually. they did the same thing at McChord but i got stuck in school the day they did that....

and who knows. they might ^^
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TigerQueen-Sangha Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Aww..

I'm going to scream if a B-2 comes to Holland or if I see one. I will take 2 million photos of it. xD
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
lol i took 120 of just it XD
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:iconconcordexlover:
concordexlover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
WOAH.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
quite a suprise to see this one ^^
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:iconcrypto-137:
Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm dying to see one of these with my own eyes.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
school didnt make me miss this one XD
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:iconcrypto-137:
Crypto-137 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think I'm going to see one of these over here, it's a miracle I was able to see the B-52.
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:iconsunshine-cookie:
Sunshine-Cookie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Gorgeous, Gorgeous plane. Did you know it shows up as a bird on RADAR?
Yeah, I'm a plane nerd. And I'm a girl.
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
yep they sure did a good job with stealth on it. just hope that one of these dont end up like that F-117 they shot down over Bosnia. that'd be 2.1 billion up in smoke
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Sunshine-Cookie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Flippin heck I didn't know it was that much. I knew it was a lot, but woah...
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ExplosionAnomaly Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Photographer
Not very stealthy if you caught it on camera D=
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
lol dont think they were trying XD
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:iconcaptainflynn:
captainflynn Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
Only ever see one of them perform once. Havent seen one since!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
lol school couldnt stop me from seein it this time XD
i've only seen it perform one other time. and that was a LONG time ago
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:iconcaptainflynn:
captainflynn Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
haha :D
10yrs since my one and only sighting :D
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
better than nothin. i really want to see a B-1B fly now XD
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:iconcaptainflynn:
captainflynn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Me too! One came into RAF Mildenhall a week after I went there haha. Typical.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
lol they always do that. as soon as you leave, they start flyin. so damn annoying XD
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:iconcaptainflynn:
captainflynn Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Yes! Always happens to me.
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
same here. its like they're plotting against me XD
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plumpener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Photographer
These are so hard to get details on! Great Job! Without proper lighting and positioning they of then look like black cut outs!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
lol i was happy with this one. i took probably 40-50 shots of just this pass. and this was the only real good one i got XD
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:iconplumpener:
plumpener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Photographer
Not surprising, it is a very challenging and unforgiving photo subject to capture with any surface details!
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
who knew they could make an airplane invisible to both radar and cameras XD
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:iconplumpener:
plumpener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Photographer
Exactly! Plus it can call up vapor cover at will and apprear as a cloud! :)
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shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
yep XD
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:iconplumpener:
plumpener Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010   Photographer
:)
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vaipaBG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome belly shot :P
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:iconshelbs2:
shelbs2 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010
thank ya ^^
i was amazed how quiet this one was. pretty much if you didnt see or hear it the first time, it was gone XD
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vaipaBG Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol lemme get this straight you cant hear it,you cant see it on the radar cuz its stealth and all...man i dont want this thing to going for my house xD
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