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Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft  
User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 3
Posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5864 times:

http://www.aaauctionszw.com/

They are currently looking for homes for 7 C47, 12 Hunters and 2 Canberra,

Two questions really;

1. How much interest is there likely to be, (the C47 have not flown for 10+ years, and Zimbabwe in not Marana).

2. How much is this auction likely to raise.

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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5840 times:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

This view of Harare Airport shows the C47s, plus a C130/AN12. Nearby there is a large t tailed twin, (TU134?).

Stangely there is a large twin near the terminal. However, it looks bigger than a B767.


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5712 times:

The Canberras and Hunters might attract a few museums or private collectors, depending on their condition.

I don't know about the C-47s, there is a niche market, but not really for unflyable airframes.Those can be found littering the airports of many countries.

This is not going to pull Zimbabwe out of the financial black hole they've sunk into for sure...



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User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 2):
The Canberras and Hunters might attract a few museums or private collectors, depending on their condition.

I can see museums picking these up if the price isn't too high, particularly the Hunters. I don't know how much demand there would be for the Canberras, but then the Canberra enthusiasts here at a.net can probably answer that one very well.



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User currently offlinebennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (2 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawker_Hunter

Not flown since late 1980's.

I do not see them flying again.


User currently offlinefrancoflier From France, joined Oct 2001, 3613 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5264 times:

Quoting ebj1248650 (Reply 3):
I can see museums picking these up if the price isn't too high, particularly the Hunters. I don't know how much demand there would be for the Canberras

Funny, I would have guessed more interest in a Canberra than a Hunter, if anything else because it's less common.
At least for static display of course.
I'd go for a hunter if the goal was to make it airworthy again.



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User currently offlineebj1248650 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1932 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5191 times:

Quoting francoflier (Reply 5):
Funny, I would have guessed more interest in a Canberra than a Hunter, if anything else because it's less common.
At least for static display of course.

You make a valid point. I hadn't thought about it that way.



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 7, posted (2 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5108 times:

The problem with all of these frames is you have to get them out of zimbabwe.

With the thin margins most museums run at i doubt i will make economic sense to even bid on them.



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