B-2 Spirit In Action
Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by Andrew Probert & Richard Hudson
S u m m a r y
||Aircraft Number 178
||Soft cover, landscape format, 50
pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
||US$8.46 from Squadron.com
||Compact and useful format for
modellers; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art -
front and back; supporting narrative text.
||Limited colour variety!
B-2 Spirit in Action is available online from
The B-2A Spirit is a bomber built from composite materials and
employing both Stealth and Flying Wing technologies, resulting in a design
with massive offensive punch, a high level of survivability and precision
delivery capabilities in all conditions.
This book follows Squadron/Signal’s popular “In Action” format with Don
Greer cover art, two colour pages as a “centrefold”, helpful line drawings
and specifications spread over 50 pages in landscape format. As with the
rest of the series, the real backbone of these books are the multitude of
photographs packed between the covers. These photos are captioned in
Despite the relative secrecy surrounding stealth technology in general,
Jim Goodall provides around 80 photos of the B-2A Spirit, combined with an
interesting summation of operations to date. These include Operation
Allied Force, NATO's air campaign against Yugoslavia; and the current
Operation Enduring Freedom.
The text about the aircraft technology and operations is enhanced by
transcripts of interviews with senior officers and pilots.
Understandably, the colour section of this book is not exactly
inspirational - unless your favourite colour is Gunship Gray! The book
makes the best of the situation though, with colour uniform patches and
emblems on the centre pages plus an attractive night-time painting of a
B-2A delivering two 2,000 pound bombs over Afghanistan in 2001.
This is another interesting book in the "In Action" series, and will be
especially useful to anyone building the 1/144 scale Hobbycraft B-2A Spirit.
Thanks to Squadron for the review sample.
Review Copyright © 2002 by Brett
This Page Created on 20 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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