Monday, January 26, 2009

B-2 Stealth Bike By Orange County Choppers Celebrates The 20th Anniversary Year for B-2 Bomber

The B-2 Stealth Bomber is mysterious aircraft designed to avoid detection while carrying out missions.

This B-2 bomber-themed motorcycle, commissioned by Northrop Grumman and built by Orange County Choppers, might be named the “Stealth Bike”, but this bike does anything but hide.

According to Northrop Grumman, the B-2 Stealth Bike was built to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first flight of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, which occurred on July 17, 1989.

The Stealth Bike will be featured at B-2 20th anniversary events throughout 2009 including social events, trade shows, and air shows.

One of the highlighted events will be a B-2 first flight re-enactment ceremony in July in Palmdale, Calif., site of the original B-2 production and first flight.

The design, development and production of the B-2 Stealth Bike was featured on the 2009 season premiere of the cable TV series "American Chopper," which airs on TLC.

The B-2 Stealth Bike is named "The Spirit of Innovation" to celebrate Northrop Grumman's leadership in innovative air systems and the spirit of partnership with the Air Force that enabled the successful development of the B-2. Its "tail number" is 0789 to commemorate the date of first flight.

Source: Northrop Grumman and CNET