The list below shows the top 10 most expensive military airplanes in the world for 2017. The planes have proven to be very exceptional and during times of war. They have also offered great service as well as defence. For this reason they are regarded as the most expensive and most lethal planes in the world.
With the great need of trying to defend the nation, very much advancement has taken place especially in the air force wing to defend the skies of a country. Very many expensive air vessels have been built especially by the military of the United States to be able to defend their country’s skies more effectively and efficiently without any worry that the enemy might come with more lethal weapons than they have. Below is a list of the best and biggest military airplanes in the world 2017.
List of Top 10 Most Expensive Military Airplanes in The World in 2017.
10. F\A-18 Hornet $94 million
This plane started giving service back in the 80’s. If there is a lane that is well armed as well as capable of moving at great speed then it is the hornet. The plane can attack both enemies at the ground as well as the one who are trying to counter attack the plane while still at the ground. These planes are the ones that gave Americans victory in 1990 and since then many countries have bought the plane because of the way it is efficient. Some of those countries are Israel, Canada, France and many others.
9. EA-18G Growler $102 million
This is the modified version of the great hornet. The capability it has is that like for the hornet only that it is not as greatly armed as the hornet. It is fitted with equipment that interrupts with signal of the radars so that it may enter the enemy’s territory without being detected and pave way for other jet fighter to come in by disrupting the enemy’s detector as well as communication signals.
8. V22 Osprey $ 118 million
This plane is good example of collaboration or a combination of a helicopter and an aeroplane. This innovation has facilitated to this plane taking of like a chopper hence no need of a runway. This helps to reduce the time needed for it to take off. The production of this vessel was halted when there was an accident that killed 30 people who were travelling using the plane. The military know that the plane is very versatile and they still use.
7. F35 Lightning 2 $122 million
Since the time that fighter air vessels were introduced there was always that demand for having planes that are very fast as well and they have great agility while at war. That is the reason that led to the construction of the famous F-35 jet fighter that seems to have answered the need of stealth in military vessels. This jet cannot be detected by enemy detectors like the radars and can perform the function of a bomber. This vessel is highly armed and used to fight enemies in the skies. It can take of vertically so there is no need of an run way.
6. E-2D Advanced Hawkeye $232 million
Another air vessel specially designed for the purpose of communication between solders while at war. It is one of a kind but unfortunately, its use has not been proposed by the military. although the ones who manufactured it proposed that the plane was more effective as well as very reliable in terms of delivering the its main purpose.
5. VH-71 Kestrel $ 241 million
This is one amongst the Top 10 Most Expensive Military Airplanes in The World 2017. The main reason why this plane was constructed was to replace the presidential escort plane. However, when president Obama entered office, he commanded the manufacture of the plane to stop and the funds that were used to manufacture the planes to be channelled to maintaining the old planes that were used to escort him.
4. P-8A Poseidon 290 Million
This is an air vessel that is specially designed for the Navy of the United States. Its main role is to fire on enemy submarines using the torpedoes, missiles as well as depth charges that they are equipped with during times of war. This plane can cause a great havoc more than you can imagine. It is a modified Boeing aircraft specially made for the navy.
3. C17A Globemaster 3 $328 million
Trust me this is not a normal transport military vessel. This one has that capability of conveying heavy military equipment, solders, as well as military vehicles at any place on this earth. During times of war this vessels is the one entrusted with the duty of delivering over 102 military personnel who are very well armed deep in the heart of the enemy’s territory. This plane will never disappoint you in terms of efficiency.
2. F-22 Raptor $ 350 Million
Because the united states were facing great threats from the Russians, they had to build an air vessel that could face the Russian recently made SU Flanker and MIG Fulcrum. The jet was the final answer to these two air vessels that the Russians had made and with that, the making of more F-22s was stopped after they were able to figure the correct plane that could combat those two Russian planes. It is said that they are below 200 in number.
1. B-2 Spirit $ 737 million
These is another plane that when in motion cannot be detected even by radar or visual signals as well as infrared as well as electromagnetic. This vessel is designed to carry nuclear weapons and in case it happens to release them in to enemy territory, it will cause a great damage. These vessels can pass through enemy territory without being easily detected and it will deliver bombs of a lifetime causing great havoc. It is said that it is capable of carrying a great number of bombs and still fly at great stealth.