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Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:15 pm

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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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:09 am

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.
 
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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:55 am

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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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:41 am

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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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:02 pm

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

Not flown since late 1980's.

I do not see them flying again.
 
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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:03 am

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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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:35 am

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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RE: Auction Of Zimbabwe Air Force Aircraft

Tue Mar 06, 2012 3:26 pm

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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