B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

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This title explores the development and use of the nearly undetectable B-2 Spirit heavy bomber. Readers will follow the history of its origins and the development of its stealth technology. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its wing design, its concealed engines, its radar signature, and its powerful bombs. Readers will also learn about the Spirit's use in the Kosovo War, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

A&D Xtreme is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Interest Level Grade 3 - Grade 9
Reading Level Grade 4
BISACS JNF025130, JNF051010, JNF057010
Genre Hi-Lo, Nonfiction
Subject Transportation
Copyright 2012
Division Abdo Publishing
Imprint A&D Xtreme
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Season 2012-01-01
ISBN 9781617832673, 9781614785910
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 623.74
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level V
ATOS Reading Level 6.5
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 150341
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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Xtreme Military Aircraft Set 1 – School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

Using clipped sentences that are nonetheless detail heavy, these portraits of currently active U.S. war craft will rivet both casual and avid fans. Hamilton makes only brief references to particular missions or theaters of service, focusing instead on each aircraft’s history, unique features, typical weaponry, electronic systems, and engines. One or more large color photos on every spread either show the craft in flight or zoom in on cockpits and other specifics. “Xtreme Fact” text boxes include fascinating and unusual facts. . . .

Author: John Hamilton