Plans for the B-2 bomber was developed during the Carter administration in 1970’s. In 1989, it began its first test flights and the government had plans to buy 132 bombers to use when the Cold War was at its height. However, when the Soviet Union collapsed, the plan was scrapped.
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10. There’s only a small amount of B-2s in existence.
There are only 20 B-2s in existence and the military plans on continuing to use them until 2060. All in all, the military only has about 160 bombers including the B-2s.
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