June 9, 2014
With call-signs “Death 11″ and “Death 12″, we suspect the deployment by the US Air Force of 2 B-2 Stealth Bombers to the UK’s RAF base in Fairford is for anything but simple sight-seeing. As The Aviationist notes, B-2s don’t move from Whiteman AFB, in Missouri, too often as they are trained to conduct very long round-trip missions from their homebase; which is why the deployment of two Spirit bombers with the 509th Bomb Wing to the UK is, at least, noteworthy. The question is… what will Putin’s retaliatory sabre-rattle be?
The B-2s landing in Fairford (via @miket_343 )
As The Aviationist details,
…overseas deployments of the Spirit stealth strategic bombers are quite unusual.
That’s why the deployment of two Spirit bombers with the 509th Bomb Wing to the UK is, at least, noteworthy.