St. Petersburg Times
Online: Iraq

tampabay.com
Iraq

U.S. bombers

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Crew: 2 (pilot, weapons systems officer)

Max payload: 50,000 lb. internal

Dimensions:
Wing span: 172 ft.
Length: 69 ft.
Height: 17 ft.
Wing area: approx. 5,000 sq. ft.

Speed: Mach 0.85

Range: 7,255 miles at high altitude (with 37,300-lb. weapons load, fuel load of more than 160,000 lbs.)

B-1B Lancer

Crew: 4 (2 pilots, 2 systems operators)

Dimensions:
Wing span: 136 ft. 9 in. (extended)
78 ft. 3 in. (retracted) Length: 147 ft.
Height: 34 ft.
Wing area: 1,950 sq. ft.

Speed: Mach 1.25

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress

Crew: 6 (two pilots, navigator, radar navigator,electronic warfare operator, gunner)

Max payload: 50,000 lbs.

Dimensions:
Wing span: 185 ft.
Length: 157 ft., 7 in.
Height: 40 ft., 8 in.
Wing area: 4,000 sq. ft.

Maximum speed: 595 mph.

Range: approximately 7,139 miles (with 30,000-lb. payload retained internally, no loiter, no refueling).
One refueling: 8,982 miles

F-15e Strike Eagle

Crew: 2 (pilot, weapon control officer)

Dimensions:
Length: 63 ft., 10 in.
Height: 18 ft., 6 in.
Wing span: 42 ft., 10 in.
Wing area: 608.0 sq ft.

Speed:
At altitude: 1,650 mph

Landing distance: 3,510 ft.

Rate of climb: 50,000 ft.
per minute

Range: 2,759 miles

F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter

Crew: 1 pilot

Dimensions:
Length: 65 ft., 11 in.
Height: 12 ft., 5 in.
Wing span: 43 ft., 7 in.

Speed:
At altitude: 645 mph

Range:
Unrefuelled: 691 miles
Two refuels: 2,073 miles

Source: Periscope 1
Times art


Eyes on Iraq
Reports from a region in conflict
Today's coverage
  • Iraq: Last hours show Bush's resolve
  • Iraq: World reaction: On TV, at summit, Blair backs war
  • Iraq: U.S. asks all nations to expel any Iraqi envoys
  • Iraq: Well-tested weapons used to launch war
  • Iraq: Fires erupt in large Iraqi oil field in south
  • Iraq: Hussein's fate unclear after attack
  • Iraq: Troops push into Iraq; Copter crash kills 16
  • Iraq: Hussein mystery: Was he hit?
  • Dispatch from the 101st: When siren wails, everybody runs
  • Dropping of pilots' charges is urged
  • Nation in brief: Tuberculosis cases in U.S. fall to record low
  • GOP fundraising bests Democrats by millions of dollars
  • U.S. spy sentenced to life for courting Iraq, China
  • House condemns pledge decision
  • Education gaps closing; income disparity remains
  • Militant killed in gunbattle at training site
  • South Korea raises concerns over North
  • Prominent Cuban dissidents held
  • Fighting terror: FBI steps up antiterror efforts
  •  

    Related links
    Online journal

    Reports from a region in conflict

    World & Nation