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Something to Ponder

July 11 2007 at 9:50 PM
flt-tech  (Login FLT_TECH)
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The other night, got to thinking about just how much it would cost to duplicate a LST1/542 class ship. After websearching for Inflation and CPI figures it was surprising to see the numbers. Using $1.6 mil in 1944 and the figures for 2006.

1944= $ 1,600,000
2006= $18,000,000

This is about a factor of 11.25
Wonder if JeffBoat could build one for that price today.

BTW a fighter plane cost $50,000 and a Bomber $250,000 in 1944

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