B-52 and B-2
Here's another significant statistic: According to an excellent story in Wired's Danger Room blog recounting the history of U.S. long-range bombers, the cost of an individual B-52 ran to about $70 million (in today's dollars), while the B-2 carried an "eye-watering $3-billion-a-pop unit price."
And get this: the Air Force says the life span of the B-52 could extend to 2040 and beyond, and it's got the engineering analyses to prove it.
April 15, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers
| Caption by: Jonathan Skillings
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