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Я искал для размера залива бомбы. Но спасибо за фотоих, они интересны. ;)
 

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Matej said:
Does anybody have the dimensions of the B-2 bomb bay?

Bomb bays - plural, as in two.

All flying wings from the Northrop XB-35 to the current crop of UCAV demonstrators have two side-by-side bomb bays.

Not a clue as to internal dimensions.

Like the B-52H and B-1B, the B-2 uses a CRSL (Common Strategic Rotary Launcher) in each bomb bay. However, there is nothing "common" about the CRSL as each bomber type uses its own, non-interchangable type of CRSL.
 

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Dimensions are speculative, based on Charles Fleming drawings in Aerofax Extra No.4, but supposed to be pretty close to real.
So, lenght is about 7,4 m, width (per bay) 2,4 m, height is about 3 m at the highest point.
 

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I'd say those dimensions are generally 'close-enough". It's been ages since I was in one. Though, once upon a time, some wo decades ago, I supported the routing of flight-test wiring through the weapons bays of AV1 (here's a laugh, the drawing title for these bays is "cargo bay").
 

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Thanks to all.

One my friend needed this information to confirm the theoretical possibility described in Matthew Reilly´s book Scarecrow, where the B-2 is used for special corps operations. Armored vehicle Commando Scout (5003×2057×2159 mm) is there deployed from B-2 bomb bay. Of course, it cant be done with the current B-2s, its just a theoretical.
 

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Matej said:
Thanks to all.

One my friend needed this information to confirm the theoretical possibility described in Matthew Reilly´s book Scarecrow, where the B-2 is used for special corps operations. Armored vehicle Commando Scout (5003×2057×2159 mm) is there deployed from B-2 bomb bay. Of course, it cant be done with the current B-2s, its just a theoretical.

It would require a modification/rebuild program to the aft center section of selected B-2s, or some new builds with appropriate aft center sections built in from the beginning. Personally, I think they should've built more and converted AV1 to a spec ops transport or a RB-2 rather than a standard production configuration since it will always be heavier than a production B-2 as it would require greater disassembly than was done to remove all the flight-test specific hardware.
 

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SDB in B-2 bomb bay

Source: http://forum.asuultserver.com/viewtopic.php?f=157&t=110137&start=52
 

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Matej said:
Thanks to all.

One my friend needed this information to confirm the theoretical possibility described in Matthew Reilly´s book Scarecrow, where the B-2 is used for special corps operations. Armored vehicle Commando Scout (5003×2057×2159 mm) is there deployed from B-2 bomb bay. Of course, it cant be done with the current B-2s, its just a theoretical.

Didn't Matthew say in the back of the book(paperback version) that he fudged a lot of the stuff, especially the B-2 Vehicle Container Drop(the ACS was in a shipping container) & the Laser guided MOAB.
 

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