High-resolution images have been leaked on Reddit showing what appears to be auxiliary air intakes on the B-21 Raider stealth bomber. The original image of the aircraft’s rear end was posted last week, and the same user has now provided more details about the photo. The photographer used a handheld radio scanner to listen to the B-21’s transmissions and obtained the call sign “LEAHI65.” The new images show two white spikes that the photographer believes are air intakes, similar to those on the B-2 Spirit. The presence of two doors could suggest that the B-21 has two engines.
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A new image of the B-21 Raider stealth bomber has surfaced on Reddit, revealing what appears to be auxiliary air intakes. The photo, taken by Reddit user u/Folding_WhiteTable, shows two white spikes protruding from the top of the engines. These are believed to be air intakes that open when the aircraft is on the ground and not moving, as the engines do not receive enough airflow. This feature is similar to the B-2 Spirit, which also has auxiliary intake doors. The B-21 photo was initially posted on October 25, 2023, by another Reddit user known as u/Mug_Of_Fire, who later deleted the post. u/Folding_WhiteTable has now provided more details about the photo, including the location where it was taken (legally) and the equipment used. Despite concerns about potential repercussions, the photographer has not experienced any negative consequences thus far. The B-21 Raider is rumored to be powered by two engines, indicated by the presence of two intake doors, unlike the B-2 Spirit, which has four engines. More information on the leak and additional high-resolution images can be found on Reddit.
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