Pergelator's posting, today, concerned the F/A-18. In doing some fact checking before I made comment to him, I ran into a bunch of interesting US Navy videos on one of their web sites. Two of my favorites are also available via YouTube - fortunately for me! The originals are posted on America's Navy website.
The first video concerns "Big MO".
USS Missouri Celebrates 69th Anniversary of the End of World War II
Published on Sep 3, 2014
All Hands Update September 3, 2014 #2 Service members and civilians celebrated the 69th anniversary of the end of World War II aboard USS Missouri.
Then there is a ship-based drone that resembles a mini B-2.
SUPER ADVANCED US Navy X-47 stealth UAV Aircraft take off and landing
A great idea for the US navy the x-47 uav aircraft will be useful in future conflicts. The Northrop Grumman X-47B is a demonstration unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) designed for carrier-based operations. Developed by the American defense technology company Northrop Grumman, the X-47 project began as part of DARPA's J-UCAS program, and is now part of the United States Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) program. The X-47B first flew in 2011, and as of 2014, it is undergoing flight and operational integration testing, having successfully performed a series of land- and carrier-based demonstrations. Northrop Grumman intends to develop the prototype X-47B into a battlefield-ready aircraft, the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) system, which will enter service by 2019. In August, 2014, the US Navy announced that it had integrated the X-47B into carrier operations alongside manned aircraft.
Go to the YouTube posting for the history of the X-47's development. And, no, you are correct. The "wings" of the B-2 don't fold up. It doesn't attempt carrier operations!