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 Post subject: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:29 am 
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I am designing a 160" w/s B-2 and wanted to utilize your skin for graphics purposes. I often utilize card stock model skins for the purpose of filling voids on more obscure projects/subjects with minimum (read as less than usual) amounts of appropriate resources for documentation.

What is resolution of the original images? I would like to enlarge to use with our project. The modular sections of each engine nacelle and cockpit tub will drop into their appropriate position on the three piece wing configuration providing proper transportability.

I appreciate being directed to the individual responsible for the B-2 project.

Ed Clayman
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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:07 pm 
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Ed, is this directed to Chip Fyn? Chip doesn't play here too often. If you want to message him you can email him. He usually responds fairly quickly

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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:14 pm 
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Thanks,

I have just returned to this forum after a lengthy absence. I did not receive an email notice of your post.
I was standing too close to the bark on the tree closest to me in this forest... :^) Apparently I overlooked
the email notice of a post here... I believe your avitar is the SAC Museum...is that correct?

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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 8:25 pm 
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you are correct! I work there part time as my "Fun" job.


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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 9:46 pm 
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I am currently constructing a pair of B-47's. With as much restoration as has been
done to the one at SACM it does not have proper stencils and placards. I am going
to provide the museum with a T.O. containing images and placement guide for each.

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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:20 am 
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Cool! Do you live in the area?


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 Post subject: Re: Northrop-Grumman B-2 Spirit Release Date ? ? ?
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:24 am 
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While I do live in one of those ICBM bulls eyes, I am in Houston, TX. with its obvious focus on energy, not an
administrative center for defense of the free world. Doing research on our three BuNos its been interesting to
observe how all SAC bases went from B-47's to B-52's, then within twenty four months...silos...ringing every
base perimeter.

I made contact with Chip who somehow was not clear on how our r/c designs tie into card stock models. Its
only a matter of geometry...one man's card model is another's baseline CNC resource :^) B-47 documentation
took forever to gather a decent volume with which to reconcile with photographic verification. Of more than
a dozen artist renderings there were only two with engineering mark-ups. The reason for this is much simpler
to understand...by people from Nebraska.

Security issues "back-in-the-day" resulted in destruction of most usable documentation. Photographs of B-47s
in large format were "staged" for their global geopolitical value. How's that for an alternative to propaganda?
Mis-information was created as a deterrant. One of the most obvious is the day the 1000th B-47E rolled-out
of Boeing's Wichita, KS facility. It was announced another 1000 were following it. In reality, 1,700 more of
them rolled out.

At the height of the March Of Dimes Polio Campaign to collect $ to fight the disease, 52-609 was rolled out.
Employees attached banners, actual $100's, etc on the airframe and a huge public event occurred. In most
cases of such a fan fare...bands and all...one would expect many photographs to have been taken. Sorry,
I am afraid the one below is the "only one" taken there.

Image

What I expected to find more of what appears below. I received a complete run down on "why not" from the
B-47 Stratojet Assn. vets relative to constrained information... PERIOD. Even Boeing's in-house resources
were constrained to two drawings. The balance of the technical data I retreived everything from declassified
T.O.'s, maintenance and piloting technical orders.

Image

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