B-2 Stealth Bomber Mid-Air Refueling
For those who don’t know, the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker is a military aerial aircraft designed specifically for refueling missions. It’s the US Air Force’s first jet-powered refueling tanker, replacing the KC-97 Stratofreighter, and was initially tasked with refueling strategic bombers, but was used extensively in the Vietnam War and later conflicts such as Operation Desert Storm. Read more to see it refuel a B-2 in mid-air.


The B-2 Stealth Bomber features low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses and has a flying wing design with a crew of two. it can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as up to eighty 500-pound class (230 kg) Mk 82 JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400-pound B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is currently the only acknowledged aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration.