This Is ODD: Why Does the Air Force Have Only 20 B-2 Stealth Bombers?
The National Interest -

Sebastien Roblin

History, Americas

What happened to the original plans to build more?

Key point: The end of the Cold War meant the B-2 seemed less necessary, but fewer bombers ordered meant a higher per unit cost.

Since its inception in 1947, the U.S. Air Force has been deeply invested in operating long-range strategic bomber for nuclear deterrence. However, by the 1960s it grew clear that high-flying B-52 bombers had poor odds of surviving the Soviet Union’s growing network of high-speed...

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