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USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 2:19 am



How many B-2 bombers and F-117's does the USAF have?
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 3:31 am

Don't know exact numbers, but these are pretty close:
about 20 B-2s
about 50 F-117s
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:20 am

Will we see increase to those numbers, due to the crisis?
 
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 4:44 am

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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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 10:29 am

FlagshipAZ-

How were those F-117's destroyed? Security on those is very tight.
 
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:07 pm

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.
 
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 12:36 pm

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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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 3:03 pm

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.
 
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Sun Sep 23, 2001 5:42 pm

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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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Mon Sep 24, 2001 12:16 am

FlagshipAZ,

I don't recall an F-117 losses during the Gulf War. Do you know something I don't?
 
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RE: USAF, How Many B-2's And F-117's?

Mon Sep 24, 2001 1:16 am

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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