WORLD'S MOST EXPENSIVE AIRCRAFT
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
What is the most expensive aircraft in the world?
Anyone who knows a little bit
about history may not be surprised to hear that the most expensive aircraft was
a product of the United States Department of Defense. It may also be no surprise
to learn that the aircraft was designed to overtake Russian military.
The aircraft is a Northrop Grumman ATB or Advanced
Technology Bomber and was called the B-2 Spirit. During the 1980s when the
States and Russia were in deep war with each other the States were looking to
find a way past Russia’s anti-aircraft devices. This bomber was meant to do just
However, the project had a few failings. It first
had to be redesigned from a high-altitude machine to a low-altitude machine.
This not only lengthened the project by two years but it also added $1 billion
to the overall project. Figures for the value of the B-2 Spirit vary between
$737 million and $2.2 billion but the most commonly quoted cost of the world’s
most expensive aircraft is $1.3 billion. You’ll have to find one first though.
Because of the dissolution of the Soviet Union and because of the high cost,
there were only a total of 21 of these bombers ever made!
The Northrop Grumman ATB
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