23 February 2008

$1.2 Billion Gone in Seconds

A B-2 bomber crashed on takeoff at Guam today. Both pilots have ejected safely, though one is still in hospital, listed as "stable".

$1.2 billion, and 1 of only 21 of the stealth bombers in an instant.

This is why the Air Force's fascination with silver bullets is so counter productive. You could get 95% of the performance, and many times the numbers, for less than half the price.


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