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The first really interesting cold war relic sale I've seen.
May 19, 2001 7:19 AM   Subscribe

The first really interesting cold war relic sale I've seen. It's big ... it's pretty ... it can pummel the sound barrier and NASA spent $30mil retrofitting it. Now if I can just find $10 million I don't need. Maybe if I look under the couch cushions or something.
posted by foist (4 comments total)

 
You'd be a fool NOT to buy this amazing plane! Why, it would practically pay for itself, what with all of your friends throwing $$$ at you for a ride!
posted by davidmsc at 10:07 AM on May 19, 2001


Didn't these have a nasty habit of crashing?
posted by zebra_monkey at 12:42 PM on May 19, 2001


Check that ancient cockpit. I bet you could dicker those hard currency starved boys to 3mil, but just try insuring that sled!
posted by roboto at 3:55 AM on May 20, 2001


> Didn't these have a nasty habit of crashing?

One crashed at the Paris air show in 1973. Unless the "retrofit" they've performed included building a completely redesigned new aircraft inside the old skin, this thing is an antique like the Concorde. If I had an impulse to do something suicidal like breaking the sound barrier with 30-year-old jet technology I bet I could find something more fun to ride in than a flying Greygound.
posted by jfuller at 7:01 AM on May 21, 2001


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