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Would You Buy a F-111?

F-111 Aardvark is on permanent static display outside.

Everybody who is anybody knows if you are in the MILSURP game, amateur collectors own tanks. But serious collectors own their own fighter-bombers.

F-111 Documentation the owner had on display.

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.

He keeps some bigger items outside to entice foot traffic.

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.

F-111 Aardvark is on permanent static display outside.

So…if anyone has a few gold bars laying around, I can hook a brother up. Shipping not included of course.


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