Over the weekend we brought you news of the Pentagon’s announcement regarding the forthcoming replacement for the B-2 and B-52 — the B-21. The $80 billion project — ultimately awarded to defense firm Northrop Grumman — is set to finish up in about a decade, at which time the long-range strike bomber will (hopefully) flying around training for either conventional warfare or, gasp, thermonuclear battle.
They even released a nifty concept design of what the aircraft will look like:
On Facebook, we asked you to grace the new-age bomber with something it doesn’t yet have: a nickname.
Here’s what we received:
EXPENSIVE PAPER WEIGHT
OVERPRICED MECHANICAL GLITCH (OMG)
BAT WINGED HAMBURGER SNATCHER
ANKLE GRABBING TAXPAYER VIOLATION
TRILLION DOLLAR MACHINE
THE BAT PLANE
A WALK IN THE CLOUDS
Any of those strike your fancy?
Not sure if the Pentagon would “green light” any of these suggestions, but it’s worth a shot.
Are there any we missed? If so, please let us know in the comments.