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B-2 Spirit In Action

By James Goodall

Color by Don Greer
Illustrated by Andrew Probert & Richard Hudson



Squadron/Signal Publications


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Aircraft Number 178
ISBN: 0-89747-435-X
Media: Soft cover, landscape format, 50 pages plus covers (incl. 2 pages in full colour).
Price: US$8.46 from Squadron.com
Review Type: First Read
Advantages: Compact and useful format for modellers; packed with helpfully captioned photos; attractive cover art - front and back; supporting narrative text.
Disadvantages: Limited colour variety!
Recommendation: Recommended


B-2 Spirit in Action is available online from Squadron.com

Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


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 detail.

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 Green
This Page Created on 20 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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