To: Little Ray
I bet they could get pretty good money for MiGs from aviation enthusiasts. Who wouldnt want their own supersonic fighter?
From my limited understanding, it's not the purchase price of ex-Soviet supersonic aircraft that's expensive, rather it's fuel and maintenance costs. Many of these came onto the market following the collapse of the Soviet Union and its satellites. There is one MIG 21 for sale right now for $79,500.
posted on 07/22/2013 1:27:31 PM PDT
("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
Yes. I bet the fuel and maintenance for a MiG-21 would be fiendishly expensive. And, fun as it might be, the cruising speed of a MiG would be no faster than an airliner; and the range is short - no coast to coast commuting!
posted on 07/22/2013 1:32:54 PM PDT
by Little Ray
(How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
I think Red Bull had a MiG.
posted on 07/22/2013 9:39:33 PM PDT
by Gene Eric
(Don't be a statist!)
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