For sale: Working strategic bomber and Cold War icon



Good morning, shoppers. Christmas is right around the corner. It’s never too early to look for ‘stocking-stuffers’. Here’s an idea: Cold War icon Tu-95 “Bear” bomber (above) posted for sale last month on eBay!

The auction unfortunately closed on 23 October, but I have good news: Richard Moore, of russianmilitary.co.uk, which arranged the eBay auction, confirmed to me this morning that the bomber is still for sale. The listed eBay price of £10 million (US$16.2 million) is still in the right ballpark, Moore says.

I asked Moore how russianmilitary.co.uk acquired the Tu-95, which does not reveal any identifying marks in the eBay photos. Moore replied that he was entering a meeting, then asked me to call back on Monday. So stay tuned for the back-story, I guess.

You might think £10 million is a little steep, but, honestly, where else are you going to find a working strategic bomber and carrier battle group nemesis at that price?

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3 Responses to For sale: Working strategic bomber and Cold War icon

  1. George Zip 5 November, 2010 at 9:23 pm #

    General Dmitri Orlov comes to mind…

  2. Bjørnar Bolsøy 5 November, 2010 at 11:51 pm #

    It would make a nice addition to the Murmansk-London flight. Fighter escort for first class customers!

    B. Bolsøy
    Oslo

  3. sabredog 6 November, 2010 at 6:47 am #

    I think the Chinese would prefere a Tu-160 …..

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