Bomber aircraft have been primarily designed to perform long-range strategic and stealth bombing missions. But bomber aircraft also have an even more important role in stopping war from happening in the first place by patrolling the skies with nuclear weapons. In this video, you’ll see some of the world’s best bombers operating today based on range and payload capacity.
Here’s What You Need to Know: The current B-2 fleet will likely fly for another twenty years or more. All of this adds up to the Air Force flying bat-winged, stealthy bombers for another forty or even fifty years, a testament to the original flying wing stealth design that dates all the way back to World War II.
The B-2 Spirit is one of three strategic heavy bombers in U.S. Air Force service. Originally conceived to infiltrate the Soviet air-defense network and attack targets with nuclear weapons, over the decades its mission has grown to include conventional precision attack. The B-2 is the most advanced bomber in U.S. service, and the only one of three types that still carries nuclear gravity bombs