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Someone buys MiG 21F for price of new car.

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:27 AM
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Old news but cool i guess.I didnt know u can buy this stuff.
Mig 21F the USSR Military Aircraft is now for sale on e-Bay, the bid ended on Jan-15-07 and a guy called Nizzex won the bid with US $26,600.00. I really wonder how he is going to do with that thing.



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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:30 AM
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I don't recall exactly, but I believe those are fake auctions. I know I've seen them on EBay, but I don't think they're real or legit. Trying to remember where I read that. It makes sense, since they're able to be equipped with arms, cost of gas, etc. There are designated facilities that aircraft go to when it's time, I've never heard of a craft that goes into civilian control.

Sorry bud, think you might've stumbled onto some guy who fell for a hoax.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:43 AM
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Several former WP aircraft have made their way to the states as civil a/c. There are several MiG-17's and MiG-19's down the road from me. There is a civilian owned F-16 (or two?) as well. You just have to demil them. I don't know that this particular auction was legit, but it's not as absurd as it may sound.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:48 AM
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Really?
Get some pics for me.
I can't say I've ever heard of any aircraft, at least jet aircraft, available for civilians.

Not that don't believe you, I just wanna see some civil craft!

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:55 AM
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Ummm... there are loads of civilian jets. Vulcan, F-16, F-18, Lightning, L-39, Saab Draken, LOADS of migs, F-86.... et cetera....

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posted on May, 15 2008 @ 12:59 AM
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www.aircraftone.com...

Here's a list of MiG's with civilian registration. Click by type to see the actual details of those a/c (owner, reg#, etc). You can do the same for any type.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 01:22 AM
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Thanks for that

Quite the contrary to what I recall. Though I guess it'd make sense. Hmmm, house or a plane? Which would a woman want more?



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 06:31 AM
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TVOC (he vulcan operating company) owns XH558 (don`t know the civil registration) a Vulcan B2 bomber for display purposes - G-VULC was XM 655 and is ground running at wellesborune museum



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:23 AM
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Sometimes you can pick these civilian warbirds up for a song because they need a new or rebuilt engine and the owner simply can't afford to lay down that kind of cash.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:34 AM
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From what I understand there is a DC-3 up for auction right now on ebay as well.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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fella about a mile from me had a harrier jump jet parked in his garden


Dont know if it still flew or not, but was definatley parked there for a couple of years



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:48 AM
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Originally posted by expatwhite
fella about a mile from me had a harrier jump jet parked in his garden


Dont know if it still flew or not, but was definatley parked there for a couple of years


No way I saw pictures of that! made me want to do the same thing if I couldn't have one to fly lol.



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 07:58 AM
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It looked fantastic. Bang opposite a pub as well so could sit in the beer garden and stare at it!

Loads of Kronenburg later you tended to have visions of trying to TWOC it and joyride for a while



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 10:31 AM
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Harriers are in the `complex` catagory - and no chance it would get a permit to fly in the UK - same reason there will never be another flying Lightning in the UK , the belly fuel tank is far too dangerous sadly - the they do fly in south africa



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 04:25 PM
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You can find many jet warbirds for sale relatively cheap. However, the cost to buy it, its quite small compared to the cost to operate it. You can find MiGs for a song, but good luck keeping it flying, unless you have LOTS of money



posted on May, 15 2008 @ 04:58 PM
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When I was in the Navy stationed at NAS Lemore CA in the early 80s...someone bought a demil'd F/A-18...there was a delivery ceremony and all...

engine was non afterburner and the avionics were replaced with a civilian King radio stack..but otherwise...

whomever purchased it...I didnt attend the delivery ceremony so not sure...but it's livery was black with one solid white racing stripe if you will down the centerline and one each on the wings...nice looking bird!



posted on May, 16 2008 @ 02:47 AM
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There's also an F-104 Demo team.
www.starfighters.net...

Ex-Blue Angels F-18:
edition.cnn.com...

Bunch of F-5s & T-38s.
www.thorntonaircraft.com...

Planes for sale here:
www.avitop.com...



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posted on May, 16 2008 @ 02:59 AM
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XH558 is on the civil register as G-VLCN.


There is a guy in the USA who has a Sea Harrier FA.2 flying on the civil register, the lucky (rich) sod, mind you, he needs to be rich as he broke the undercarriage on a vertical landing but the damage is not serious.

His Harrier is XZ439 one of the first Shars, originally flying as an FRS.1 in 1979 and being used as a development mule by BAe until delivered to the RN in April 1982 (and we can guess why). It became the 2nd development FA.2 in 1989 and was the first Harrier to fire an AMRAAM. On the US register it is N94422.




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