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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

What The B-3 Bomber Should Be

Northrop Grumman concept for Long Range Strike Bomber, aka the B-3The bomber has a long and distinguished history in the Air Force and its predecessor, the Army Air Corps.

When the B-17 Flying Fortress was born, it was a controversial aircraft, but proved its worth when Nazi Germany controlled a continent and only the B-17 fleet could deliver strikes inside Nazi-controlled territory, thanks to the bomber’s range and payload.

But the road to the B-17 was not smooth. Before the war, fighter pilots and bomber advocates argued who was best and the bombers won, at great cost.

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