Competitive Advantage And Disadvantages Of B-II

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BOOM! That was the sound a B-17 crew heard when an anti-aircraft shell exploded directly in front of their heavily armored plane. The crew of 10 rushed to the cockpit fearing the worst. The pilot relayed that engine two was completely destroyed and engine four was severally damaged; the news was devastating because this left them open for a fighter to sweep in and finish them off. In more than 3,000 sorties during WWII, 247 B-17s were lost; despite the bombers almost uncanny ability to withstand damage and bring airmen home, it was still susceptible to anti-aircraft. About 2,500 men died during those 3,000 sorties. In all, there were 2.3 million sorties during WWII, and roughly 144,000 men died during those missions. Why did so many lives have …show more content…
One major negative effect is the outrageous 2.4 billion dollar price tag of one B-2 bomber. This cost has driven away many supporters indicating it would cause the U.S. economy to falter. Furthermore, some critics don’t like the idea of a plane that can go completely undetected because it may give our military an unfair advantage (most of these critics where from other countries). Most agree that the 2.4 billion dollar B-2 shouldn’t go into mass production because of its effect on the economy. In contrast, there is a solution to the B-2s gigantic cost. The United States could design a smaller, more compact B-2 that would cost about 1.2 billion saving significant amounts of money and preventing the U.S. from going bankrupt. This solution would appease the critics while still aiding in the fight against terrorists. Stealth technology has an uncanny ability to change the world because the pilots can destroy enemy targets without being detected. Stealth technology’s impact ranges from keeping pilots safe and significantly dropping the number of civilians lost during war. Smaller stealth aircraft should be put in mass production because it would be both money efficient and lifesaving. Until a smaller design of the B-2 comes out we are still susceptible to attacks on our country just like the infamous plural harbor

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