NORTHROP B-2 SPIRIT

B-2 SERVICE

Manufacturer: Northrop Corp., Aircraft Group, Hawthorne, California, USA
(In 1994, became Northrop-Grumman Corp.,
Military Aircraft Division, Hawthorne, California, USA)
Model: ?
Designation: B-2
Name: Spirit
First official flight: (B-2A) 17/07/1989
(Development began in the early 1980's)
Factory production period:  1987 - 1997
Primary service period: 1993 - present
Last official flight: Still in service

B-2 VARIANTS AND PRODUCTION

B-2A
Multi-role heavy bomber, distinctive flying wing design.
Early test aircraft later upgraded to operational standards.
Produced 1987 - 1994

Northrop-Grumman Palmdale, California (NO)

82-1066 / 82-1071 1001 / 1006  
88-0328 / 88-0332  1007 / 1011  
89-0127 / 89-0129 1012 / 1014  
90-0040, 90-0041 1015, 1016  
92-0700 1017  
93-1085 / 93-1088  1018 / 1021

Grand Total: 21

144 additional airframes cancelled.

B-2 DESIGNATION SYSTEM

Construction numbers:

At factory: 1001 / 1021 For testing: 4001 / 4021 In service: 5001 / 5021

Northrop-Grumman uses AV (Air Vehicle) numbers as
an internal number system, follows in order of c/n's:
Each aircraft also assigned an individual name:

1001 AV-01 Spirit of America
1002 AV-02 Spirit of Arizona
1003 AV-03 Spirit of New York
1004 AV-04 Spirit of Indiana
1005 AV-05   Spirit of Ohio
1006 AV-06 Spirit of Mississippi
1007 AV-07 Spirit of Texas 
1008 AV-08 Spirit of Missouri
1009 AV-09 Spirit of California
1010 AV-10  Spirit of South Carolina
1011  AV-11  Spirit of Washington
1012  AV-12  Spirit of Kansas
1013  AV-13  Spirit of Nebraska
1014   AV-14 Spirit of Georgia
1015  AV-15  Spirit of Alaska
1016  AV-16  Spirit of Hawaii
1017  AV-17  Spirit of Florida
1018   AV-18 Spirit of Oklahoma
1019  AV-19  Spirit of Kitty Hawk
1020  AV-20  Spirit of Pennsylvania
1021  AV-21 Spirit of Louisiana

AV-22 / AV-165 airframes cancelled.

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