What Should We Call The B-21?

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The United States Air Force’s newest heavy bomber, the B-21, made its debut out of the shadows on Friday. But unfortunately, that’s all we can call it right now—B-21. It doesn’t have a fancy nickname like other military planes, like Spirit, or Raptor, or Stratofortress. What should we call it, then?

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said that service members will have the opportunity to help name the bomber, and while we are not members of any service and would never pretend to be, we (the Internet!) might be able to provide a few suggestions.


So, what do we think? The B-21 Megafortress? The B-21 Steve? The B-21 ISISFucker? Suggestions welcome.

Contact the author at ballaban@jalopnik.com.
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Max Finkel

B-21 Appropriations Hearing. It might not seem so intimidating to you, but I guarantee you that those two words strike fear into every defense contractor’s heart like no others.