US Air Force Releases Rendering of B-21 Bomber Written 7 July 2021


An artist's rendering of a B-21 Raider. | Credit: U.S. Air Force graphic; USAF; Public Domain

FlightGlobal reports that the US Air Force has released an “artist rendering graphic” of the Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider stealth bomber. This third rendering that has been released by the service “differs from the second rendering, released in early 2020, in that the B-21’s cockpit windows are shown to be divided into multiple pieces: a triangle-shaped forward window and a diagonal parallelogram side window. The rendering only shows one side of the aircraft, but presumably the layout is the same on the opposite side of the aircraft, meaning the cockpit is made of four window pieces.” The Air Force “gave no explanation for the window layout. However, cockpit canopies can reflect radar waves increasing the radar cross-section of an aircraft. Smaller windows might make the aircraft stealthier.”
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