Originally posted by jerico65
Originally posted by racerzeke
Supposedly out of Andersen AFB... Both pilots ejected and little detail. Bye bye 2 billion dollars
Big deal about the bomber. The main thing is the crew escaped with no injuries.
Lol.. big deal? You realize the B-2 Bomber is the single most expensive airplane in existence?
Unless you include the Space Shuttle as an airplane, I don't.
I recall hearing a price tag upward of a billion dollars, two billion dollars per bomber?
Lol, I saw this headline on CNN and had a great laugh
about it, I bet the Air Force is turning in their beds right now having nightmares about this. You don't crash the most expensive plane on Earth!
And considering the F-117 Stealth "Fighter" wing, which is also a bomber of a smaller, more precise scale, is on executive order from the highest
ups only, like the President or the Secretary of Defense, I can only wonder what kind of tight wraps the B-2's are under. Considering you can buy at
least a full squadron of Stealth Fighter Bombers, with full trained pilots for each, for the pricetag of a single B-2 bomber
, I can only begin
to imagine what sorts of .. executive orders that
plane is under.
In fact, why were they flying it to begin with? "Training mission?" I don't think they really let you train in those things .. I mean, you go up
with a qualified expert flying instructor for that craft, and you take the secondary, subordinate, backseat driver role, as he superior chooses when
to allow your controls to activate and allow you to attempt the maneuvers, or perhaps theyre always active and its just the discipline factor, "dont
touch crap til i tell yah private, this thing cost over a billion dollars, you got that?!!!"
Undoubtably one of the biggest losses financially of a military craft malfunction and crash. I bet the crash site was swarming with special ops,
securing every single crumb of debris .. "top secret tech mang!"
[edit on 2/23/2008 by runetang]