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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty Online The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile
For similar scorestreaks, see Rolling Thunder and Bombing Run.
For similarly named scorestreak, see Stealth Chopper.

The Stealth Bomber is a Killstreak reward featured in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a Support Strike Chain in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and a Killstreak and Scorestreak in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. Using the killstreak calls in a B-2 Spirit that delivers a carpet-bombing run over a designated portion of the map. Using the Stealth Bomber is questionable in hardcore game modes since it's likely to kill as many teammates as it does enemies.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

The Stealth Bomber is a killstreak that calls in a B-2 over the map for a carpet bomb. Requiring nine consecutive kills (or eight with Hardline on), it is unlike a Precision Airstrike in that the bomber does not show up on enemy radar. If a player is in a protected position within ground zero (area of impact), they will suffer severe shell shock, incurring a large movement penalty, shaking vision, and a persistent ringing sound for a short time. Like the Precision Airstrike, the direction from which the Stealth Bomber comes from can be controlled.

Its bombing radius makes it great for maps like Wasteland with large amounts of exposed ground. It is also very useful when the enemy team is on one side. The large spread of bombs can cover the whole area of the map Rust. This is even more effective when used with Danger Close Pro. Its effectiveness is increased if a UAV is available to reveal the positions of enemies on a map. The Stealth Bomber's effectiveness varies depending on the map. On short, narrow maps a well placed strike can cover an entire battlefield killing everyone outdoors. However, on larger maps the Bomber is typically much less effective than a Pave Low, another 9-killstreak reward. In most situations, the Stealth Bomber will manage to get only one or two kills. The Pave Low will usually kill more enemies than the Stealth Bomber, and can easily score more kills than there are players on the other team. The only real advantage the Stealth Bomber has over the Pave Low is that it can be called in quickly (but not as fast as the Precision Airstrike, giving enemies time to take cover), gets the needed kills faster, and cannot be destroyed (though it stops dropping its payload if the enemy calls an EMP the moment it arrives on the map).

Ironically, the only thing stealthy about the bomber is that it does not appear on the enemy radar and is not announced like other Killstreak Rewards by the team announcers, although the text alert for a killstreak being called in is still present. There is no map with a sky dark enough to camouflage the pitch-black B-2. Additionally, some players may hear the Stealth Bomber coming and have time to run for cover, because when the Stealth Bomber comes it makes a quite loud noise, especially for the players wearing a headset.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[]

"Nighthawk, you are cleared for bomb run on grid two-niner-one-one"
— HQ

The Stealth Bomber returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 as a 14 point reward in the Support Strike Chain. It is one of the few Support Strike Package rewards that offers an offensive advantage, the others being the Remote Sentry, Escort Airdrop, Airdrop Traps and the Juggernaut Recon. It is useful in conjunction with an Advanced UAV or a normal UAV.

Advantages[]

The blast radius of the Stealth Bombers explosions is very large, easily earning the player who called it in several kills. It is possible to take out the whole opposing team with a single stealth bomber. There is even a challenge for getting 6 kills with one Stealth Bomber. It works best in objective-based gamemodes such as Drop Zone and Domination that take place on very open maps that lack cover.

Unlike in Modern Warfare 2 and unlike the Precision Airstrike of the Assault strike package, the enemy team will not receive a text-based scorestreak alert, making the Stealth Bomber much harder to anticipate.

Also, the bomber is impossible to shoot down with SAM Turrets and launchers, even if one has Blind Eye Pro.

Lastly, the fact that this killstreak is available for the Support strike package means that even the most inexperienced players can eventually call it in, however many times they die, unless the opposition is already significantly dominating said player's team.

Limitations[]

The effectiveness of the Stealth Bomber is totally situational. It loses its killing potential on modes like Team Deathmatch or Kill Confirmed, and it is also less likely to be most effective on maps with heavy cover like Arkaden.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II[]

"Call in a bomber that releases a large line of explosives along its path."
— In-game description

The Stealth Bomber returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II both Killstreak and Scorestreak functioning similarly to the previous games.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III[]

"Call in a bomber that releases a large line of explosives along its path."
— In-game description

The Stealth Bomber returns in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III as both Killstreak and Scorestreak under the name Carpet Bomb, functioning identically to its Modern Warfare II version.

Trivia[]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2[]

  • In Free for All, the B-2 is announced to players of the same faction, on the upper right corner of the screen.
  • Watching a killcam with a B-2 the player will notice that the top of the plane is not fully detailed. All that is visible are gray lines.
  • The Stealth Bomber's killstreak animated features a blue reticle opposed to the red one that other killstreaks processes.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3[]

  • If one enables Color Blind assist, then one can see enemy Stealth Bombers in orange on the minimap; this has been patched.
  • It is possible to destroy a Stealth Bomber using an EMP. However, the EMP has to be called in before the bombs drop, or the airstrike will continue.
  • Regardless of map or faction, the Stealth Bomber's callsign is always "Nighthawk".
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