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USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?  
User currently offline767-332ER From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2030 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5197 times:



How many B-2 bombers and F-117's does the USAF have?


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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

Don't know exact numbers, but these are pretty close:
about 20 B-2s
about 50 F-117s



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User currently offlineS15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

Will we see increase to those numbers, due to the crisis?

User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 5169 times:

There were 59 F-117s built. Some were destroyed by various means. 21 B-2s are authorized. More may be forthcoming in the future. Regards.


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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3394 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5157 times:

FlagshipAZ-

How were those F-117's destroyed? Security on those is very tight.


User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5156 times:

Here are links to the USAF fact sheets:

B-2 (21 aircraft)
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/B_2_Spirit.html

F-117 (54 aircraft)
http://www.af.mil/news/factsheets/F_117A_Nighthawk.html

BTW, I believe two F-117s were lost over Bosnia and one that I know of was lost at an airshow.


User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5153 times:

Two or three F-117s were lost in the Persian Gulf war.
One, that I know of, was lost in a airshow, when the plane just came apart in the air. Also, before the F-117 was even revealed to the public, it was flying out of Groom Lake for awhile. Some were lost in flying accidents there. I can't tell you how many pilots lived or died in these accidents. Hope this helps. Regards.



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User currently offlineB777-777X From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 5148 times:

No F-117s were lost in the Gulf.
1 was shot down at Bosnia
2-3 crashed in accidents.

I think now there are 19 B-2s.


User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 5149 times:

There was the shootdown in Bosnia.

There was the crash at the airshow.

and I believe that two of them crashed when they where still top secret aircraft based in Toponah. But there may have been a third

That would make four or five losses. Which for a combat aircraft that has been in service for 15 odd years is a pretty respectable total.



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User currently offlineMikeN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5140 times:

FlagshipAZ,

I don't recall an F-117 losses during the Gulf War. Do you know something I don't?


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 5138 times:

there were no operational losses during Desert storm, but one aircraft crashed during a training sortie.
Might not have been an F-117, and it may have been repaired.



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