Cost of Combat

 One Single 50 Caliber Bullet $6.00
50 Cal
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One Hellfire Missile $100,000
Sold by Raytheon
Hellfire
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One Tomahawk Cruise Missile $1,200,000

Tamahawk
47 of these in launched one single night in Syria last September.

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High Flight
Cost to keep planes in the air:
F-15E Fighter   $39,000 an hour

1F-15E*        *        *
B-1B Bomber $58,000 an hour.

B-1 Bomber*        *        *
F-22 Raptor $68,000 an hour.

F-22 RaptorCost – One Each:  $350,000,000
Sold by Lockheed Martin

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About Bruce Louis Dodson

Bruce Louis Dodson is an American expat now living in Borlänge, Sweden with his wife, cat and dog. He is an artist and world traveler who writes fiction and poetry and practices photography in his less than copious free time. His work has appeared in: Barely South Review - Boundaries Issue, Blue Collar Review, Pulsar Poetry (UK), Foliate Oak, Breadline Press West Coast Anthology . The E-buffet, Qarrtsiluni, Struggle Magazine, Pearl Literary Magazine, Contemporary Literature Review: India, 3rd Wednesday, Sleeping Cat Books - Trip of a Lifetime Anthology, Northern Liberties Review, Authors Abroad - Foreign & and Far Away Anthology, The Path, Page & Spine, The Crucible, Sleeping Cat Books -Trips of a Lifetime, Vine Leaves, Pirene's Fountain,Tic Toc Anthology - Kind of a Hurricane Press, Cordite Poetry Review, Buffalo Almanac and mgv2.
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2 Responses to Cost of Combat

  1. authorjim says:

    I don’t have any doubts about you, Bruce, but I am dubious about those figures. How sure are you of their accuracy?

    • bldodson says:

      Hi Jim

      They are from Google and New Yorker Magazine – Dec 2014.
      I had a hard time believing the $6 bullet, but checked it out twice and finally had in confirmed but a friend who is in the Army in Korea.

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