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B-2 Spirit by William Laven


Price: £1,840 No. of editions: 5 Size: 27 x 41 inches Print details: Carbon Pigment Inkjets on Hahnemuhle archival paper Authentication: Signed and editionised by the artist on the front

Where previously bomber crews have had to train to fly very low to try to evade enemy radar detection, the idea behind the four-engine B-2 is that its stealth allows it to operate at high altitude. This gives it a better range and more scope for finding and attacking targets. At a cost about $1.3bn each, only 22 B-2s have been built, with 16 assigned to combat. Three pairs took part in the first three days of attacks on Afghanistan, flying from their home at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, and refuelling in flight several times on the way. With a subsonic top speed, each mission lasted more than 40 hours. One, at 44 hours, is said to have been the longest combat sortie in aviation history. The two pilots take it in turns to have brief "power naps".

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  • Delivery time: 2 weeks
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