SO EXPENSIVE IT WAS ONCE SAID TO COST TWICE ITS OWN WEIGHT IN GOLD, NORTHROP GRUMMAN'S B-2 SPIRIT STEALTH BOMBER IS NO LONGER THE PRICIEST MILITARY PLANE BUILT IN THE USA. IMAGE SOURCE: AIRMAN FIRST CLASS MICHAEL S. DORUS FOR THE U.S. AIR FORCE.
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Turn to Google for the answer, and you'll find multiple "top 10" lists. Most of these key off an old Time magazine report that ranked such aircraft as Northrop Grumman's (NYSE:NOC) B-2 Spirit stealth bomber and Lockheed Martin's (NYSE:LMT) F-22 Raptor stealth fighter as among America's priciest planes -- which is sort of true. With sticker prices of $2 billion for each B-2 and $412 million for the F-22, Spirit and Raptor were among the priciest planes America produced. But that's no longer the case.
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