[Photo] Three B-2 Spirit stealth bombers are prepared for a night mission

Taken on Apr. 25, 2013, the following cool picture shows three B-2 Spirit aircraft preparing for flight at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri.

B-2 Night hangars

Image credit: U.S. Air Force

The bomber, is the only aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration, including the 30,000 pound Massive Ordnance Penetrator.

Flying directly from Whiteman AFB, B-2 bombers flew an extended deterrence mission over Korea last month. Two such planes are also believed to be deployed at Guam, in the Pacific.

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