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After he paid all his bills, answered all his mail, said all his goodbyes, Single added one more task to his preflight list: He stopped at the nearest Wal-Mart and bought a blue vinyl chaise longue. The cashier gave him a receipt for $ 8.88.
When people think about war, they rarely think about sleep. But Single's $ 8.88 special quickly became the most popular accessory on the $ 2.2 billion B-2 bomber. A week into the air campaign in Yugoslavia, Maj. Bob Duncan, 37, strolled the locker room of the 509th Bomb Wing at Whiteman and noticed, among the standard-issue olive-green flight jackets, gray helmets and oxygen masks and black visors, that each one of the doorless lockers also had a flimsy chaise longue.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: boomer135
A week or two after I was told I could see anywhere on the plane, but the cockpit and exhaust, there was a Popular Mechanics two page full color spread of a B-2 cockpit with power on and all the displays lit up. They had taken a reporter on a training flight with them, and even let him fly it for a few minutes.