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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a group of shocked American pilots at an airshow near Moscow, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday.
The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.
An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the spot.
"That is no problem. It is such a cool machine," the Russian was quoted as saying by the newspaper, which said its reporter overheard the conversation. The bomber was not sold.
Originally posted by RichardPrice
I would say the $500m price tag was pulled out of someones arse right there on the spot.
Originally posted by arawak420
the russians want to strip it, copy them a version, put it back together and sell it to another country to copy as well. what do you do with a b-52 besides drop nukes on folks? they want to study it for their monetary gain. im sure you talking about the stealth b-52? claratize me if not. isnt it the only one in production and flight
its a guy with money to waste for the russian gov. hell lets sell them the black projects.
Originally posted by Pfeil
Anyone else think that maybe we shouldnt have our stuff sent to Russia anymore? Maybe its just me.