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January 13, 2006

Stealth aircraft

Steve R writes, "Beautiful shots of the B-2."

There are sixteen photos of a B-2 named The Spirit of New York, taken by Richard Seaman at an Edwards AFB airshow last year.

B-2 banking

Mr. Seaman writes (my emphasis):

The air force's preference for very tame demonstrations is largely due to the high cost of each aircraft - somewhere between $2.2 and $2.4 billion apiece, making it by far the most expensive plane in the world. ... it's sobering to think that this plane is actually worth about twice its weight in gold, a pretty penny if ever there was one!

Posted by joke du jour at January 13, 2006 07:36 PM

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The B-2 does not cost over 2 billion to build. It actually cost in the hundreds of millions. The reason it is worth over 2 billion is because the US placed an order and payed for many more than 50 planes, and only 21 were actually built. The government just didnt get its money back.

Posted by: Chris at March 19, 2006 09:18 PM

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