A $4,000 Paint Job to Keep the Pentagon's New $400 Billion Fighter Jets Running

The new F-35 Lightning II won't work if its jet fuel is too warm, so the Air Force is repainting some fuel trucks to help reflect sunlight
U.S. Air Force via Bloomberg

The F-35 Lightning II is the most expensive fighter jet in military history, with a total cost of nearly $400 billion to produce a planned fleet of more than 2,400 planes. Just don't expect any of them to fly with anything warmer than tepid jet fuel. 

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