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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6230 times:

Today's sale of the day:

http://www.urbanghostsmedia.com/2011...ussian-fighter-jets-sold-3-pounds/


This is nuts! The guy was apparently jailed, but dang, what a bargain for approx. $6!

Has anyone seen this happen before? (has this been discussed before?)

What do you all think?


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User currently offlinesturmovik From India, joined May 2007, 514 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6192 times:

I have the equivalent of $60 on me right now, I'm gonna be a squadron commander!  

Russian fighters have turned up on ebay before, though I don't remember any of them being such a bargain.



'What's it doing now?'
User currently offlineBurkhard From Germany, joined Nov 2006, 4405 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6079 times:

ANd how on earth have they been delivered, without engines???? A truck came, showed some papers, loaded them, and then they disappeared????

User currently offlineautothrust From Switzerland, joined Jun 2006, 1603 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6038 times:

Quoting sturmovik (Reply 1):
I have the equivalent of $60 on me right now, I'm gonna be a squadron commander

LOL! Good one!      I wouldn't mind to order a fleet either.  



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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6036 times:

Why do I see the ghost of Billy Mays saying "And the deal gets even better, we'll give you two for that one low price, just pay separate shipping and handling."

User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7859 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 5792 times:

Quoting rfields5421 (Reply 4):
Why do I see the ghost of Billy Mays saying "And the deal gets even better, we'll give you two for that one low price, just pay separate shipping and handling."

   Aaaaand that's not all, folks! With every order of these russian beauties, we'll throw in a Russian Bride for half the sticker cost!!!!!   

Quoting Burkhard (Reply 2):
ANd how on earth have they been delivered, without engines???? A truck came, showed some papers, loaded them, and then they disappeared????

So I'mma go out on a limb here and say there's no way these are airworthy, right?



我思うゆえに我あり。(Jap. 'I think, therefore I am.')
User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3996 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (2 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 5713 times:

Don't believe everything.


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10925 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5614 times:

These MIg 31s got to be decommissioned, right?
There's no way they are flyable I think!

What could we do with them other than setting one up in the garden/warehouse as an exhibition?

    



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2843 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5608 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 5):
So I'mma go out on a limb here and say there's no way these are airworthy, right?
Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 7):
These MIg 31s got to be decommissioned, right?
There's no way they are flyable I think!

Did either of you read the article?

"Despite being stripped of engines and weapons, the powerful twin-seat MiG-31s were actually worth $4 million a piece. "

Quoting ptrjong (Reply 6):
Don't believe everything.

For what it's worth, the same article got picked up by the Telegraph in the UK. But, as you say there may be more to this story.



The beatings will continue until morale improves
User currently offlineptrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 3996 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (2 years 3 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5541 times:

I have no doubt that there is some truth to the story, but the 3 quid amount is completely potty. Something was lost in translation I'm sure.


The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
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