The B-2 Bomber - Additional Comments from a Correspondent
The B-2 bomber has been identified as anti-gravitic for several years in
material published in a book by Tom Valone, titled "Electro-gravitics",
if my memory serves.
The key article was written by Paul LaViolette, Ph.D., titled "The U.S.
Anti-gravity Squadron " and was based partly on other material in
"Aviation & Space Weekly". All this goes back into the mid or late
1980's. I regret I don't have the book to hand right now, but the above
is the best of my recollection. It seems the machine developed up to 15
million volts in maintaining the ionized bubble around it.
There's a story, maybe apocryphal, that up to 20 ground crew have been
fatally zapped by touching the craft too soon after landing. And that
the tires were built with an EXTERNAL stainless steel casing to permit
bleeding off of charge as soon as touchdown. Neither of the latter two
tales are in the book. In August 1998 there was a minor newspaper flap
alleging that the surface coating of the B-2 had been compromised by
rain washing it off. I think this was a distortion by USAF P/R of
something real, that the B-2 probably is not to be operated in rainy or
electrical storm environments.
As an old WW2 4-engine pilot, I'd feel very uncomfortable if in a B-2
pumping 15 million volts in a thunder storm. The B-2 is always
base-hangared and never forward-based in combat areas.
In the recent Kosovo unpleasantness, B-2's were operated out of
Missouri, round trip nonstop, and probably used GPS satellites for
precision bombing from 30000 to 40000 feet.. In such operations,
newspaper accounts stated that air refuelling was used, but this may not
have been necessary in actual fact.
From a CSETI Member
(originally appeared on www.cseti.org)
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