Everybody who is anybody knows if you are in the MILSURP game, amateur collectors own tanks. But serious collectors own their own fighter-bombers.
What you see here is an honest to goodness F-111 Aardvark fighter-bomber. Not a mockup. And yes, it is in a private collection. Talking to the man who owns it, it seems this particular airframe never flew. Or if it did, not much. It spent most of it’s life as a grounded test-bed for F-111 engines in the support and logistics role.
The owner did tell me what he paid for the plane and what it cost him to get it on location. I asked him if he had a number in mind to sell it? In confidence, he stated a price that he knew was unrealistic. But explained that the F-111 brings in so much foot traffic to his Army-Navy store, that selling it would likely mean retirement from the business.
So…if anyone has a few gold bars laying around, I can hook a brother up. Shipping not included of course.
“Shooting Guns & Having Fun”