Here’s an interesting little item. Snap-On Industrial tool company has been given a $10.2M contract to supply 1821 tool boxes for F-35 maintenance. That’s around $5600 per tool box. I know there are often specialized tools required for ship and aircraft work but these are not those. Snap-On is just a supplier of run of the mill commercial tools. Those are some mighty expensive tool boxes. Must be more than just a set of socket wrenches!
Do the aircraft mechanics not already have tools?
That’s almost one tool box per planned F-35. Do mechanics not like to share?