Terrifying B-2 Stealth Bomber – the most expensive aircraft in the world

A TERRIFIC B-2 stealth bomber that looked like an alien spaceship took to the skies above the Preakness Horse Race last weekend.

The $2 billion plane – the most expensive in the world – is said to be invisible to radar.

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A B-2 stealth bomber – the world’s most expensive plane at $2 billion – flies over the Preakness horse race in BaltimoreCredit: Getty Images – Getty
The terrifying plane has been compared to an alien spaceship

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The terrifying plane has been compared to an alien spaceshipCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Photographed against the sky as the race at Pimlico unfolded below, the entire aircraft appeared as a silhouette.

A person on the ground who saw it hovering menacingly in the air said it was “scary as fuck”.

Another said it “scared the shit out of” their family, adding: “My eight-year-old thought it was an alien ship.”

The B-2 stealth bomber – with a top speed of 628 mph – was a product of the Cold War and originally designed to sneak into Soviet airspace.

It has been a key part of the US Air Force ever since and is one of the most sophisticated aircraft ever built.

The B-2 is said to be capable of hitting any target in the world and even refueling in the air.

Its design is an incredible feat of engineering.

Unlike other aircraft, the B-2’s flying wing design makes it nearly impossible for radar waves to bounce.

Its slick, slick surface completely scatters the radar, meaning the giant plane actually appears like a little bird instead.

The plane also does not produce a heat signature, with the engines secretly hidden.

No wonder someone who saw the bomber flying overhead reported seeing it – but hearing nothing at all.

They said, “I barely heard a sound. I just saw it gliding over us. Surreal.”

The stunning footage was captured on Saturday afternoon as one of the biggest races in the country unfolded below.

Early Voting was the 11-2 winner of the Triple Crown rematch, with Kentucky Derby winner 80-1 Rich Strike skipping the race.

Epicenter, coach Steve Asmussen’s 6-5 favorite, could only finish second in Baltimore, Maryland.

A message explaining why the plane appeared was posted on the Preakness website.

It read, “The Preakness is proud to support the United States Armed Forces and the United States Air Force, and honored to feature a B-2 stealth bomber flyover to help launch the Preakness 147.

“The B-2 spirit carries a crew of two pilots and is a dual-capability aircraft that enables a global strike anywhere, anytime.

“This innovative aircraft is a symbol of American air power and the legacy of the men and women of America’s First Bomb Wings, 509th Bomb Wing and Missouri Air National Guard 131st Bomb Wing.”

An astonishing feat of engineering, the B-2 is virtually impossible to detect on radar and emits no heat

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An astonishing feat of engineering, the B-2 is virtually impossible to detect on radar and emits no heatCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Early Voting won the Preakness under jockey Jose Ortiz

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Early Voting won the Preakness under jockey Jose OrtizCredit: Getty
A B-2 bomber is unlike any other plane in the sky - and costs more than any other too

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A B-2 bomber is unlike any other plane in the sky – and costs more than any other tooCredit: Getty