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Navy Jet Fighter for Sale on EBay

by Rosalie / February 16, 2004 3:15 AM PST

You can now have your very own Navy F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter - but some assembly may be required.

A Navy F/A-18A Hornet jet fighter is up for auction on eBay and costs just over $1 million disassembled, or about $9 million for a buyer who wants it assembled, painted and certified ready-to-fly.


Someone must have purchased it because I can't find it on eBay.

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Wow! Wouldn't that be a kicker! It probably wouldn't fit in the garage though. :-((
by Kiddpeat / February 16, 2004 3:30 AM PST

I just lost a beautiful blue 1972 Challenger, 340 with a 4 speed on eBay. It looked just like the one I traded in for $300 Sad , but, after I got permission to bid, the seller ended the auction early! He said it happened by mistake, but the then current high bidder had met the reserve price.

'Several' years ago, I read about a flying, model jet fighter which was going for about $1,000. I was tempted to get one and strafe the neighborhood (just kidding). Happy

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Re:Wow! Wouldn't that be a kicker! It probably wouldn't fit in the garage though. :-((

I like that one Kidd. " strafe the neighorhood" It would sure wake up this Sleepy Hollow. If you do get one, give us a buzz.


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Could the auction have been pulled for security reasons?
by Josh K / February 16, 2004 3:39 AM PST

Even a retired fighter might have technology in it that the US might not want the public to know about. And of course there's the chance that the "US Resident" buying it might be acting as an agent for someone bad.

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I have no idea, Josh, can't find anything more on it. However, since ...
by Rosalie / February 16, 2004 3:59 AM PST

the FBI got interested and looked into the deal I'm sure buttons began to click, tick and pop.

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Here it is!
by Rosalie / February 16, 2004 4:12 AM PST
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Re:Here it is!
by Josh K / February 16, 2004 4:55 AM PST
In reply to: Here it is!

The details say that "sensitive equipment" is removed before an airplane like this can be sold. I'd still hate to see a jet fighter end up in the wrong hands.

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