The real B-25 Doolittle Raiders takeoff in 1942. Operation was a propaganda masterstroke. But now, in 2016, the word "Doolittle" that goes with Raider will come to haunt the B-21 Program.
Now that the B-21 has been named the post-Doolittle "Raider" we workers and peasants at Chinese NSA have done revolutionary mostest to capture Pentagon list of B-21 names binned in great shredder of Cyberspace.
Some B-21 names are serious: Boomerang, Ghost, Horizon, LeMay (half serious), Liberator, Dauntless, Mitchell, Night Fury, Phoenix, Shadow, Fortress (boring), Stingray, Valkyrie, Victory, Wraith, Zeus, Phantom.
Vampire was a legitimate name for a jet and its "V"ness and mainly wing nature would have suited the B-21 better than Doolittle Raider.
All nice names but very boring. So our very best Agents of Influence and Moles in Congress, Pentagon etc bent on PR sabotage offered following names to bugger-up B-21 project.
Operation Name yielded B-21:
Peacemaker (Funny :)
Some longer names:
We Really Got Funding For This?
Tehran Bunker Buster
Nukes for Peace
Sodomy with a Bang
Distributed Radar Bait
Lookdown Drone Bait
Napalm? White Phos? Whatever!
Damn the Budgets, full speed ahead!
Pricey Way to Go
Hole In The Sky To Throw Money Into
Operation Funny Names was successful after all. The Doolittle Raider will do nicely.
Thankyou War is Boring for many of the names.
Thankyou USAF for artwork above.
Can anyone suggest better names?