Soaring Bomber Costs
Defense Secretary Dick Cheney now wants to buy 75 B-2 bombers at a cost of $815 million per plane (Times, April 27).
Unclassified figures indicate that the empty weight of a B-2 bomber is in the area of 130,000 pounds; therefore the cost of each B-2 will be $6,269 per pound or $391 per ounce.
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