Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)

Why the Air Force Is Dumping the B-2 for the B-21 (and the Old B-52)With the United States Air Force proposing to retire its fleet of Rockwell International B-1B Lancers and Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirits as the new Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider comes online, one intrepid B-2 pilot has started a campaign to save at least of the of 20 remaining stealth bombers for posterity. “Recently it was announced that the B-2 Bomber will be retiring in the 2030s,” reads an anonymous GoFundMe campaign by a B-2 pilot to raise $1 billion to purchase a retired Spirit. The Air Force formally announced its decision to eventually retire the B-1 and B-2 on Feb. 12 during the rollout of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal.




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