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The US Air Force unveiled a list of the most expensive aircraft

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The US Air Force published a list of the most expensive aircraft in their fleet, reports TASS.


The US Air Force unveiled a list of the most expensive aircraft


The list consists of 10 machines. The first place on the high price is firmly held by the “heavy unobtrusive B-2A Spirit strategic bomber”. Its cost (in 1998 g prices) is $ 1,16 billion. One hour of B-2 flight costs 128 805 dollars.

The top ten included:

“- aircraft VC-25 (board No. 1, cost - $ 330 million in prices 1990 of the year, expenses per flight hour - $ 206 337);

- aircraft special operations AC-130H ($ 210 million, $ 173 253);

- aircraft - air command post E-4B ($ 223 million, $ 149 253);

- strategic bomber B-2A ($ 1,16 billion in 1998 prices, $ 128 805);

- E-8C JSTARS electronic reconnaissance and targeting aircraft ($ 244 million, $ 73 234);

- strategic bomber B-52H ($ 84 million in prices 2012 g., $ 67 005);

- CV-CV-22B ($ 90 million, $ 65 684);

- F-22A Raptor fighter ($ 143 million, $ 59 166);

- strategic bomber B-1B Lancer ($ 317 million, $ 58 488);

- F-35A fighter ($ 108 million, $ 42 169) ".
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US Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Justin D. Pyle
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  1. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 1 March 2016 17: 53
    29
    I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper
    1. Wheel
      Wheel 1 March 2016 17: 56
      19
      It is time to introduce the main criterion for "five" generations - cost.
      Here users are beyond competition. laughing
      1. kil 31
        kil 31 1 March 2016 17: 57
        +8
        It is necessary to show next to compare the prices of our classmates and other countries. If the difference is read by their taxpayers. Probably the color revolution will be in Washington.
        1. Pravdarm
          Pravdarm 1 March 2016 18: 13
          29
          expenses per hour of flight - $ 206 337
          Why, will they loot him with loot? belay
          1. Kasym
            Kasym 1 March 2016 18: 26
            +8
            F-22 and F-35 also pleased, especially in operational cost - a day of flight for a million shot. wink hi
            The Israelis also write about the constant, after each flight, reprogramming.
            1. field engineer
              field engineer 1 March 2016 22: 33
              +3
              They delete spam.
              1. Ze Kot
                Ze Kot 2 March 2016 11: 27
                0
                Quote: sapper railway
                They delete spam.



                Windows errors
          2. PSih2097
            PSih2097 1 March 2016 19: 17
            13
            Quote: Pravdarm
            expenses per hour of flight - $ 206 337
            Why, will they loot him with loot? belay

            If it's rude, then somewhere like this:
            1. The cost of the aircraft.
            2. The cost of fuel.
            3. The work of ground personnel (ongoing maintenance of equipment).
            4. The work of flight personnel.
            5. Replacing the left nodes.
            if you look like ours, then
            The tactical unit is a regiment. These are 40 cars, of which 6 are twin.
            With a leisurely option (with the scoop, it was noticeably more painful) the attack on the combat vehicle will be 100 hours, on the spark - 200 hours.
            Combat - 34x100 = 3400 hours
            Sparky 6x200 = 1200 hours
            Total 4600 regiment hours per year.

            A regiment is provided as a minimum:
            - The entire staff of the regiment (one and a half set of pilots at least, and the rest of the composition like dirt)
            - OBATO
            - Communication battalion
            - The medical unit.
            - Helicopter link. (should be).
            All this must be kept with a salary (and the same resource, etc., by a meat processing plant of helicopters)
            These costs should be divided into 4600 hours and the amount received should be added to the above.

            In combat training, the cost of TSA, training grounds and CP does not, of course, enter here.
            This is where the cost is calculated.
          3. gjv
            gjv 2 March 2016 05: 30
            +2
            Quote: Pravdarm
            Why, will they loot him with loot?

            These costs include the purchase of the aircraft itself (depreciation for the designated life), training of pilots and training to maintain skills, providing basing and maintenance of the machine, as well as the purchase of fuel, spare parts and ammunition.
        2. Sagittarius YaNAO
          Sagittarius YaNAO 1 March 2016 18: 26
          +5
          Quote: Kil 31
          It is necessary to show next to compare the prices of our classmates and other countries. If the difference is read by their taxpayers. Probably the color revolution will be in Washington.

          The cost of one missile carrier TU-160 is about $ 250 million.
          1. Shadowcat
            Shadowcat 1 March 2016 21: 42
            +2
            Which may correspond to the B-1B Lancer ($ 317 million, $ 58)
        3. Pereira
          Pereira 1 March 2016 18: 56
          12
          It will not.
          We earn money, and they print. How much is needed, so much will be printed. And for these pieces of paper, the elites of other countries will gladly give them their resources, people, sovereignty and conscience.
        4. sovetskyturist
          sovetskyturist 2 March 2016 01: 09
          0
          It is necessary to show close by for comparison
          Meanwhile, people are scaring people in the local CZ boulevard about the creation of the PAK TA bomber by the Russians, which will fit 400 Armat or 900 light assault tanks [here the Democrats will conquer from shame and envy, and the designers from that nonsense that feed the people of the local media]. there will be a super plane at a speed of 2000 km / h - I’ll think it’s loaded to the eyeballs with Armata, and how many paratroopers there will fit, plus the Buryat armored horse-drawn police will fit in. Here is the people’s grass, all the jerks for envy http://www.blesk.cz/clanek / zpravy-udalosti / 309068 / ruska-okupace-do-7-hodin-kdeko

          li-na-svete-armada-pry-vyviji-tajne-superletadlo-na-prepravu-tanku.html? utm_sour

          ce = blesk.cz & utm_medium = copy
          Superletadlo jménem PAK TA představila v Moskvě armádně-průmyslová komise, která uvedla, že letadlo by mělo létat rychlostí 2000 km / hod a bude se moci pochlubit možností extrémního zatí. PAK TA by zejména měla sloužit k přepravování nejnovějších bojových tanků Armata, kterých by letka strojů PAK TA mohla být schopna pojmout až 400, nebo například 900 lehčích výsadkových tanků. Letadla vybavená plně automatizovaným systémem na nakládku a vykládku by měla být prý schopna přistát v jakémkoli terénu tak, aby ruská armáda byla připéné papyens odpjensh odpjensh odpovens

          Více na http://www.blesk.cz/clanek/zpravy-udalosti/309068/ruska-okupace-do-7-hodin-kdeko

          li-na-svete-armada-pry-vyviji-tajne-superletadlo-na-prepravu-tanku.html? utm_sour

          ce = blesk.cz & utm_medium = copy
      2. gergi
        gergi 1 March 2016 18: 24
        +5
        More expensive doesn't mean better. Let them dig money, what sadness is it for us? We have to take care of our own, build hundreds of planes, cheaper and better.
      3. Mavrikiy
        Mavrikiy 1 March 2016 18: 45
        +3
        Yes, quit. While they have a printing press, they can still draw zero in value and WILL NOT BE ANYTHING. They will also build and fly. Paying with resources of the whole world.
    2. Mama_Cholli
      Mama_Cholli 1 March 2016 17: 56
      +3
      Maybe still 1000 times?
      pisi: although most likely even cheaper.
      1. Pravdarm
        Pravdarm 1 March 2016 20: 17
        +2
        Quote: Dmitry Potapov
        I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper
        at 400 !!! laughing
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    4. Proxima
      Proxima 1 March 2016 18: 01
      +6
      Quote: Dmitry Potapov
      I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper

      And the anti-aircraft shell is even cheaper. Agree that comparing the cost of a unit of military equipment and the cost of the ammunition that destroys it is not entirely correct.
      1. Armored optimist
        Armored optimist 1 March 2016 18: 10
        +4
        Like a tank and a grenade launcher.
        1. engineer74
          engineer74 1 March 2016 18: 17
          +3
          Quote: armored optimist
          Like a tank and a grenade launcher.

          Like a Taliban donkey and a guided missile with an UAV ... wink
          1. Tibidokh
            Tibidokh 1 March 2016 18: 28
            +4
            Quote: engineer74
            Like a taliban donkey

            It would be interesting to know the cost of one hour of operation of a burro ... wassat
            1. evge-malyshev
              evge-malyshev 1 March 2016 20: 29
              +4
              Quote: Tibidokh
              It would be interesting to know the cost of one hour of operation of a burro ...


              Counting:
              - hay: 0.5pood / day x 0.5 $ / pood = 0.25 $ / day
              - grain: 0.5kg / day x 0.5 $ / kg = 0.25 $ / day
              - salary of a donkey driver: $ 1000 / month = $ 34 / day
              Total: per day - 0.25 + 0.25 + 34 = $ 35 / day

              The cost of one hour of operation of a burro - 35/24 = ~ 1.5 $ / hour

              PS. Prices are from a lantern. Salary - too. Expenses for "technical" maintenance of the donkey (washing, grooming, etc., I don’t know what, troubles) are not included.
              1. Tibidokh
                Tibidokh 2 March 2016 04: 00
                0
                Quote: evge-malyshev
                The cost of one hour of operation of a burro - 35/24 = ~ 1.5 $ / hour

                I think the donkey would be surprised how much you value him. It seems to him and do not spend $ 35 a week.
        2. MASK
          MASK 1 March 2016 18: 19
          +2
          Well, if the bucks printing press is in their hands ... Everything is clear! Everything in Russia is more modest and simpler. We get out as we can! And it’s not for nothing that you are so afraid of us ...
    5. GSH-18
      GSH-18 1 March 2016 18: 32
      +1
      The US Air Force unveiled a list of the most expensive aircraft

      And what to publish it? Everyone already knows him! Or is it for those who still do not know (US Senate)? lol
    6. Pereira
      Pereira 1 March 2016 18: 46
      +3
      It’s just that we earn money for a rocket, and they print for planes.
      So the price for the USA is secondary.
      It seems to me that all the scandals in the United States associated with exorbitant costs for military equipment are caused by the banal envy of those who were not allowed to cut the budget.
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    8. Locksmith
      Locksmith 2 March 2016 08: 59
      0
      Quote: Dmitry Potapov
      I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper

      Somehow in the training, the battalion commander answered questions, one of the moments was a discussion of the life time of the air defense system in the clash with the B-52, the battalion commander replied literally, if we can shoot down 1 B-52, then with the money that it costs, we can build 10 of our air defense systems, level them with land and for the remainder of the money to build another air defense system.
  2. Scoun
    Scoun 1 March 2016 17: 57
    +5
    - convertiplane CV-22B ($ 90 million, $ 65);

    - fighter F-22A Raptor ($ 143 million, $ 59);
    - strategic bomber B-1B Lancer ($ 317 million, $ 58 488);

    The first time I sincerely rejoice for their tiltrotor))) the cost per hour of flight suits me)))
    1. Tibidokh
      Tibidokh 1 March 2016 18: 56
      +2
      Quote: Scoun
      - CV-CV-22B ($ 90 million, $ 65 684);

      + 10% tip ...
    2. PSih2097
      PSih2097 1 March 2016 19: 20
      +1
      Quote: Scoun
      The first time I sincerely rejoice for their tiltrotor))) the cost per hour of flight suits me)))

      V-22 Osprey holds about 5 tons of fuel. USMC buys its JP at 2 bucks per kilo (a gallon of JP-8 costs less than 3, it's 3.7 liters. Osprey will gobble up its tank for 4 hours. It turns out $ 7500 per hour of fuel burning. The coolest thing there is probably insurance for aircraft, pilots and infantry.
  3. raf
    raf 1 March 2016 18: 03
    +5
    One hour of a B-2 flight costs $ 128.
    For that kind of money, it’s easier to take the bomb in your hands to the place! fellow
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 1 March 2016 18: 19
      +5
      Quote: raf
      For that kind of money, it’s easier to carry the bomb in your hands to the place

      Send by DHL. laughing
      1. Pereira
        Pereira 1 March 2016 20: 09
        +2
        To hire Tajiks.
        1. raf
          raf 2 March 2016 06: 20
          +1
          Quote: Pereira
          To hire Tajiks.

          What for Tajiks, if I pay hourly, I’ll be happy to bear it! I won’t really hurry, I’ll see the world for one. laughing
      2. your1970
        your1970 1 March 2016 21: 05
        0
        DHL
        they are bulky and heavy do not accept
        1. abrakadabre
          abrakadabre 1 March 2016 22: 56
          0
          They accept everything. Unless for a separate contractual rate. And not according to the usual tariff schedule.
    2. gjv
      gjv 2 March 2016 06: 57
      0
      Quote: raf
      For that kind of money, it’s easier to take the bomb in your hands to the place!

      Good joke! bully
      B61 carcass - 325 kg. This is to carry on hand at normal walking speed, you need 46 healthy foot soldiers. Where they will bring the bomb from the base in Kansas City. Say, to Vladivostok - 9750 km. Going around the clock is unrealistic, you need breaks for the night and feeding. Counting 16 hours of the march per day with interruptions, they will stomp 122 days. Yes, and the meaning, i.e. how they trample on the sea-ocean. Yes, it is also necessary to solder or pull the kitchen behind them, and tents. Or you can give out the per diem for the hotel and the restaurant, then they won’t be able to go for 16 hours either - until you check out at the hotel you will check out, while you will wait for the order in the restaurant.
      In general - a foolish joke.
  4. valent45
    valent45 1 March 2016 18: 04
    +4
    If staff members themselves print money, then where does the price of some types of weapons?
    How much they want to spend (and at the same time to cut), so much they will spend.
    1. Semen Semyonitch
      Semen Semyonitch 1 March 2016 18: 16
      +7
      -
      Quote: valent45
      If staff members print money for themselves, then where does the price

      1. sharp-lad
        sharp-lad 1 March 2016 22: 02
        +2
        Great comedy! And how much is still relevant in it!
  5. The black
    The black 1 March 2016 18: 05
    +2
    The top ten included:

    “- aircraft VC-25 (board No. 1, cost - $ 330 million in prices 1990 of the year, expenses per flight hour - $ 206 337);

    - AC-130H special operations aircraft ($ 210 million, $ 173); ...................
    I don’t understand something, what did they mean by that? It’s like our desires go awry from our capabilities or simply announce the next attraction of dibilism laughing
  6. DimYang
    DimYang 1 March 2016 18: 13
    +3
    Yeah. Let them give me a part of the flight cost, otherwise I don’t have enough for a country house. wink
  7. awersa
    awersa 1 March 2016 18: 27
    +2
    You can’t forbid to live beautifully when the printing press in the barn stands ...
  8. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 1 March 2016 18: 30
    0
    Quote: Black
    The top ten included:

    “- aircraft VC-25 (board No. 1, cost - $ 330 million in prices 1990 of the year, expenses per flight hour - $ 206 337);

    - AC-130H special operations aircraft ($ 210 million, $ 173); ...................
    I don’t understand something, what did they mean by that? It’s like our desires go awry from our capabilities or simply announce the next attraction of dibilism laughing

    Regular informing.
  9. kote119
    kote119 1 March 2016 18: 34
    +1
    why take the stranger’s grandmothers, their convertiplanes have been flying for a long time, and we only have mock-ups that we are actively applauding. We need to think about what we fly and how much we can afford airplanes, helicopters, etc.
    1. engineer74
      engineer74 1 March 2016 19: 04
      +3
      With such a price of a flight hour, a piece of the fence will fly ...
      The high cost of operation can be explained by the unreliability of the design or low resource, so this is also more likely a layout, only valid. hi
      1. Wheel
        Wheel 1 March 2016 21: 22
        +1
        Quote: engineer74
        With such a price of a flight hour, a piece of the fence will fly ...

        And what?
        F-117 did fly ...
        1. sharp-lad
          sharp-lad 1 March 2016 22: 04
          +1
          Yeah, F 117 was a decent pepelats! It’s a pity they just wrote off quickly. laughing
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      2. gjv
        gjv 2 March 2016 07: 15
        0
        Quote: engineer74
        The high cost of operation can be explained by the unreliability of the design or low resource

        High salaries in the US Air Force did not try to explain?
  10. Hooks
    Hooks 1 March 2016 18: 35
    0
    And I am proud that ours were not included in this "list of dishes"!
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona 1 March 2016 18: 37
      0
      They only wrote about standing in the arsenal of the United States Air Force, without mentioning other people's sides.
  11. Dmitry Potapov
    Dmitry Potapov 1 March 2016 18: 42
    0
    Quote: Proxima
    Quote: Dmitry Potapov
    I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper

    And the anti-aircraft shell is even cheaper. Agree that comparing the cost of a unit of military equipment and the cost of the ammunition that destroys it is not entirely correct.

    Why not correct? I cited an example of real weapons that can destroy any of these aircraft in a combat situation, that is, when the target maneuvers, interferes, is made using stealth technology, flies at an altitude of 12000 m from a speed of 1.5 M, is at a distance of 300 km, then an anti-aircraft shell powerless, and on the ground, these aircraft can be put out of action and put out of order by pushing him into the air intake.
  12. Lopatov
    Lopatov 1 March 2016 18: 42
    +1
    special operations aircraft AC-130H ($ 210 million, $ 173)


    I remember that there was talk about American "Hanships", they say "cheap and cheerful" and "we need it too."

    However, it’s not so cheap, even when compared with the F-22, which is almost considered a high cost standard.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 1 March 2016 22: 07
      0
      It seems that this championship palm will be taken away by F 35. belay
  13. Blackmokona
    Blackmokona 1 March 2016 18: 45
    0
    Quote: Dmitry Potapov
    Why not correct? I gave an example of a real weapon that can destroy any of these aircraft in a combat situation, that is, when the target maneuvers, interferes, is made using stealth technology, flies from an altitude of 12000 m, is 300 km away, the anti-aircraft shell is powerless, and on the ground these planes can also be put out of action by pushing it into the air intake.

    A soldier can be killed with a single bullet from a Kalashnikov assault rifle, given that raising a child (kindergarten, school) and training a soldier is 5-6 orders of magnitude more expensive, then according to your logic, using infantry does not make any sense, this is a completely useless waste of effort and resources laughing
  14. Rossiyanin
    Rossiyanin 1 March 2016 18: 53
    0
    Quote: Dmitry Potapov
    I think that the S-400 rocket costs at least 10 times cheaper

    Of course, they are not afraid of us, but there are small and weak countries to whom these scoundrels can direct them to make a shit.
    1. RUSIVAN
      RUSIVAN 1 March 2016 19: 10
      +1
      The fact of the matter is that these planes were created not for weak countries, but precisely in the confrontation with ours, and for weak countries the use of such expensive aircraft is simply about nothing ...
  15. Hauptam
    Hauptam 1 March 2016 18: 58
    +1
    Darling is not the best !!
  16. Sergey333
    Sergey333 1 March 2016 19: 31
    -1
    Very good, the more expensive the better, let them spend it. You can’t do a lot of expensive airplanes, which means you can do less air defense systems.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 1 March 2016 22: 09
      +1
      F 15, F16, F18, and other junk from the storage base are very numerous and dangerous without counteraction.
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  17. Mosen6Ish
    Mosen6Ish 1 March 2016 22: 34
    0
    and what's the point in these B2 and raptors? gathering dust in hangars - with such a price of service they’ll fly into the chimney - in reality, even AWACs cost a little an hour of flight — one thing is bad - they can afford it while we sponsor them ...
  18. silent
    silent 2 March 2016 01: 10
    0
    if you take into account what kind of wages they have, then the cost of everything that is stated is true, they would print even more and even draw a toe from the bottom wouldn’t disappear, only where to take the material for their bloated bucks is more expensive than their planes!