Just take a look at the B-2 Spirit and suppose for a second you don’t know what it is. Doesn’t your mind, trying to explain the unexplainable, begin to come up with the craziest of ideas, ranging from Russians to aliens from another galaxy?
Designed as a heavy strategic bomber, the B-2 is also supposed to be undetectable by the enemy, hence the flying wing shape it embraces, a shape that is nothing like what people can usually associate with human-made airplanes.
Of course, we are all used to the B-2 by now, and that’s why the rare sight of it no longer scares us. But just to remind you how strange this thing looks next to the airplanes we know and love, here’s a fresh USAF photo for you.
The spec of darkness that is the B-2 is seen here leading a formation of three other airplanes during a Bomber Task Force mission over the North Sea back in August. The “normal” planes seen here are one F-15C Eagle and two F-15E Strike Eagles deployed with the Liberty Wing deployed in Europe, and they look as if they’re escorting an alien spaceship out of some critical airspace.