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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2017 4:22 p.m. PST

…One For Sale.

"Ever wanted to command your own private air force? Here's your chance, and the price seems reasonable.

Raptor Aviation of Port St. Lucie, Florida in the U.S has listed the sale of 20 jet trainer/light strike aircraft, an entire squadron, with spare parts and sundries. The aircraft are IAI Tzukits, the Israeli version of the Fouga CM.170 Magister.

The price? Only 200,000 USD takes the lot according to their advert.

"They'll need about 20,000-25,000 USD in repairs before they can fly again," Albert from Raptor Aviation told us in a phone interview, "They need some restoration."

The detailed listing on Raptor Aviation's website and Facebook page shows the aircraft have relatively high hours on them, with the remaining hours listed. All the avionics and other components are specified in the .pdf file on the listing. When we phoned Raptor Aviation to ask about the aircraft, they picked up on the third ring and were ready to answer any questions about the planes…"
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2017 11:35 a.m. PST

Nobody…? (smile)


StarCruiser23 Jan 2017 12:01 p.m. PST

I have to build my secret lair first, then the Air Force to protect it…

Well, by the time the first part is done, those will be scrap so…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2017 10:54 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars25 Jan 2017 3:25 p.m. PST

Wish I had $200 USDk to spend.

And that's probably $20 USD-25k per plane to get them back into flying condition, so another $400 USD-500k all told.

Gravett Islander27 Jan 2017 11:12 a.m. PST

And then recruit, train and pay pilots and ground crew, all the support equipment, fuel, spares………

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