New US strategic bomber compared with 30-year-old aircraft


The United States presented a new sixth-generation strategic bomber B-21 Raider. Well, as they presented it, they simply showed it, stating that the new vehicle was noticeably superior in its combat characteristics to its predecessor, the B-2 Spirit.


The manufacturing company Northrop Grumman refrained from more detailed explanations, citing secrecy. However, Military Watch Magazine took the liberty of comparing the B-21 to its previous version, released 30 years ago.

True, this comparison is more ideological than military. The publication notes that the B-21 was developed primarily to confront China. While B-2 considered the USSR and Russia as a priority threat.

According to Military Watch Magazine experts, today the United States no longer considers Russia its main competitor. First of all, because our country does not have an aircraft of an equal class.

New US strategic bomber compared with 30-year-old aircraft

However, some of the combat capabilities of the B-21 were revealed by the American media. So, according to the publication, they plan to use the new aircraft exclusively from US military bases abroad. This is because the new machine has a limited range.

The increased versatility of the B-21 is also noted in comparison with its predecessor. The new bomber has the ability to perform reconnaissance functions, use air-to-air missiles, and can also be used as a command and control aircraft. At the same time, it is stated that the radars of China and Russia will not be able to detect the B-21.

However, it is not yet possible to verify this information. In the meantime, it is known for certain that today the production of one "Ryder" costs the United States 753 million dollars. Each B-2, in turn, cost the US budget more than $1,5 billion.
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  1. Scharnhorst Offline Scharnhorst
    Scharnhorst (Scharnhorst) 4 December 2022 10: 28
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    The B-21 was developed primarily for confrontation with China. While B-2 considered the USSR and Russia as a priority threat.

    The pakimons are unfinished!!! ... They will sell a new bomber jacket for each country to their LGBT+Q democrats.

    the production of one "Ryder" costs the United States 753 million dollars. Each B-2, in turn, cost the US budget more than $1,5 billion.

    Appetite comes with eating. With the current inflation, they will build 12 pieces at exorbitant prices and curtail the program following the example of the Zamvolts (3 out of 33). A striped flag in their hands and a drum around their necks!
    1. EMMM Offline EMMM
      EMMM 17 January 2023 19: 46
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      Well, let the rich Americans cut the star-striped budget
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 4 December 2022 11: 39
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    At the same time, it is stated that the radars of China and Russia will not be able to detect the B-21.

    Why? Any anti-radar coatings can somehow counteract centimeter-range radars. And that's not a fact. But after the Yugoslav war, they remembered long-wave radars. And they are. Whatever the composite coatings and wings, but the wings are held on titanium beams. And they have serious dimensions, a long-wave radar will detect them confidently.

    ... the new aircraft is planned exclusively from US military bases abroad.

    So it's wonderful. The Chinese have missiles, it will not be necessary to bomb the sovereign territory of the United States. And the precedent for the bombing of US bases has already been set by the Turks. So the concept of B 21 is outdated.
  3. Anton Kuzmin Offline Anton Kuzmin
    Anton Kuzmin (Anton Kuzmin) 4 December 2022 12: 56
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    Is the new generation of aviation in the USA one and a half times cheaper than the old one? Isn't that a typo? Not a fairy tale? Just 753 lyama instead of one and a half lard?

    With the current inflation, the first question that involuntarily arises is will it fly at all? I am already silent about the use of air-to-air missiles, which, as it were, suggests that this is not a bomber, but a fighter. And the range is fighter.

    But for a fighter, this thing is prohibitively expensive.

    Maybe they called him a bomber just for the sake of foisting on an exorbitantly expensive shitty fighter?
  4. Velmi Shin Offline Velmi Shin
    Velmi Shin (Velmi Shin) 5 December 2022 02: 03
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    This is a modernization of the old, but they give out as new. Also, the guys are sawing the budget robustly. Are the windows squinted so you can see less? What are the performance characteristics? If they use from bases, is the range short? Also like subsonic speed. Why then he? The carrying capacity is also not the B-52.