Buy a genuine Soviet bomber!!!

Stargazer2006

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Our friend flateric just brought this to my attention.


Normally we post stuff found online for sale in the private section Found on eBay, but I'll make an exception this time around... ;D


http://cgi.ebay.ca/ebaymotors/TU-95MS-Soviet-Bomber-/121288805711?forcev4exp=true#ht_4781wt_1397
 

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It'd be great if someone like John Travolta bought it. And parked it at his house.
 

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If any of you buy it - let me know. I'd be happy to take a small share (e.g. rights to camp in it, rights to take one of the props when it is scrapped).
 

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Orionblamblam said:
Screw THAT noise... it belongs at Dayton or Hill!!!

... and judging, what they did to other exhibits in Sinsheim and Speyer, the Bear deserves something
more gracious ! Who wants to see it in Aeroflot colours ? ::)
 

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http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/03/for-sale-on-ebay-one-lightly-used-soviet-bear-bomber-low-mileage/

"Update: It appears a Soviet-era bomber that had been offered on eBay was pulled late Friday. Attempts by Ars to contact the seller have gone unanswered.

The Tupolev Tu-95, known among NATO nations as the “Bear,” was long the core of the Soviet Air Force’s long-range strategic bomber force. Still in service in the Russian Air Force, the turboprop aircraft, which holds the record for the fastest propeller-driven aircraft ever, first took to the air in the 1950s. Now, one can be the centerpiece of your own personal bomber fleet—if you post the winning bid on eBay.

A Tu-95MS, a cruise missile launching variant of the Bear built in 1987 that was retired by the Ukrainian Air Force after only 454 hours of flight time, had been posted for sale on the auction site by a German seller. The plane, which has been demilitarized and comes with all the appropriate documentation, is currently sitting in Ukraine.

Sadly, the aircraft is not exactly ready to fly. “It is necessary to make a technical service and prolongation of the data limit,” the plane’s listing states. However, the seller is willing to disassemble the aircraft and deliver it to a harbor for international shipping. And if you’re handy with turbines and Soviet-era electronics, you could have this baby in the air again in no time.

But if you do, be sure to stock up on ear plugs. The TU-95 is short on noise abatement—it's the loudest aircraft I’ve ever heard fly. Rumors are that the planes are so loud that the Navy was able to track them with the SOSUS underwater sonar array."
 

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I wonder if this particular little bit of international agreement played some part in the story;


http://www.mtcr.info/english/
 

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