20 million for a stealth fighter? (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on 2015-03-31 11:51 (#64RQ) Even russian fighters cost more than that and without stealth capability :) Re: 20 million for a stealth fighter? (Score: 1) by firstname.lastname@example.org on 2015-03-31 14:47 (#6558) Yeah, all the numbers in the article seem pretty bunk. The steam catapult weighs 1300 pounds? I don't think so. 20 seconds and wikipedia:Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System: System weight< 225,000 kgSteam catapult: "These systems take a long time to recharge after each launch"Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System: Cycle time 45 secondsHow long does it take to get the next jet into position?The combination of wikipedia and file:///tmp/Electronics-poised-to-replace-steam-powered-aircraft-launch-system.pdf (from '02) add up to a much better article than the one linked.