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Continued From Previous Page General Characteristics Primary function: Multi-role heavy bomber Contractor: Northrop Grumman Corp. and Contractor Team: Boeing Military Airplanes Co., Hughes Radar Systems Group, General Electric Aircraft Engine Group and Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc. Power Plant: Four General Electric F118-GE-100 engines Thrust: 17,300 pounds each engine Wingspan: 172 feet (52.12 meters) Length: 69 feet (20.9 meters) Height: 17 feet (5.1 meters Weight: 160,000 pounds (72,575 kilograms) Maximum Takeoff Weight: 336,500 pounds (152,634 kilograms) Fuel Capacity: 167,000 pounds (75750 kilograms) Payload: 40,000 pounds (18,144 kilograms) Speed: High subsonic Range: Intercontinental Ceiling: 50,000 feet (15,240 meters) Armament: Conventional or nuclear weapons Crew: Two pilots Unit cost: Approximately $1.157 billion (fiscal 98 constant dollars) Initial operating capability: April 1997 Inventory: Active force: 20 (1 test); ANG: 0; Reserve: 0