Friday, August 24, 2007

How Much For the Plane?

Having actually lived in Russia for a number of years I have to say that this does not surprise me in the least:

A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a group of shocked American pilots at an airshow near Moscow, a Russian newspaper reported Friday.

The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million if it were to be sold on the spot.

Back in the day there were stories of people swapping tanks for crates of vodka: I actually know someone who bought a MiG 21 as a toy. Sp why not try to buy a B-1?

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