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(eBay)   For sale: Russian SST. Faster, larger, and much better-looking the Concorde   ( ) divider line
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4056 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Sep 2001 at 11:28 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-10 11:41:27 AM  
2001-09-10 11:43:49 AM  
Man, this could be a heck of a marketing tool for someone...

2001-09-10 11:47:07 AM  
PERFORMANCE: Speed-max Mach 2.35, cruise - Mach 2.15 Takeoff to Mach 2 in 10 minutes. Will be flown subsonic post-sale.

shiat !
2001-09-10 11:56:47 AM  
2.5, 2.5mil divided by 8000 farkers....
$312.50 each. paint it with a fark logo, we must have a few pilots in here somewhere, and have a flying party.
back to work....
2001-09-10 11:58:06 AM  
I've always wanted a jet, darn if I wouldn't have gone and bought that tank from the Chinese I'd have money for this thing.
2001-09-10 11:59:06 AM  
i triple dog dare ya to sneak in a bid before the reserve. make sure to get a screen shot.
2001-09-10 12:01:25 PM  
I've flown SSTs on Flight Sim 2000...they are freakin FAST (obviously). Having one of these in real life would be SWEET...never mind the FAA regulations on supersonic travel over land though :P.
2001-09-10 12:05:29 PM  
get 2, they're small!
2001-09-10 12:09:37 PM  
That thing is pretty cool looking, but I have a Volvo that is barely Stage-3 noise compliant.
2001-09-10 12:17:46 PM  
Read the fine print... The engines don't come with the plane. They are Russian military property, so you have to buy your own set from Tupolov. That might end up costing the buyer as much as the plane itself. And where the hell are you supposed to get a crew to fly this thing?
2001-09-10 12:20:33 PM  
"Ultimate tree-house for the ultimate kid".

No shiate.
2001-09-10 12:27:35 PM  
""[4] Aircraft engines are "excluded assets" and will not transfer with the aircraft title. These engines are property of Russian Air Force. Buyer must agree to sales contract terms of A/O Tupolev - and assure cooperation in allowing the removal of the NK-321 engines immediately upon flight to a Foreign Trade Zone or Port of Entry. Tupolev will follow the Tu-144LL with an IL-76 transport aircraft, remove the engines, and return them to Russia......

Yep, they want them so they can put them on ebay later and make more money.
2001-09-10 12:30:08 PM  
Krucz36, a triple dog dare, damn! Ok, no, ok ehhhhh.... no. Sorry I guess I'm a wuss. Besides you broke dare etiquette for skipping the double dog dare and going directly to the triple dog dare.
2001-09-10 12:57:00 PM  
I want one of these and one of those Soviet subs they were selling through ebay or Yahoo last year. And a battleship :) If I could only convince my bank to give me that loan...
2001-09-10 12:59:14 PM  
But fo they take PayPal?
2001-09-10 12:59:47 PM  
DO! dammit, oh well.
2001-09-10 01:15:23 PM  
"My other plane is a C-130."
2001-09-10 01:25:09 PM  
My F-15 Eagle can shoot down your C-130. Nyah! Nyah! Nyah!
2001-09-10 01:35:06 PM  
Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm sure you will), but is that not the infamous XB-70?? Those pics look awfully familair...
2001-09-10 01:39:31 PM  
thirdrail: i *had* to skip it, otherwise i'd get dared back. it was a calculated move, and i hoped in the heat of the moment the breach of etiquette would be missed, but you pesky kids, and that dog, have foiled my plan! blarg!
2001-09-10 01:44:19 PM  
I bet you could get the Black Sea Fleet if you showed up with a planeload of year-old laptops.
2001-09-10 01:59:45 PM  
I submitted a link a while back where some guy was selling a real US Army Cobra attack helicopter. Supposedly the only one in civilian hands in the world. I thought it was pretty cool. Didn't get posted, though. Not sure which one I'd rather have, an SST or an attack helicopter. Hmmmm...
2001-09-10 02:04:14 PM  
The Cobra got posted a while back. Had some ex-army guys in the office drooling.
2001-09-10 02:04:29 PM  
who buys shiat like this off of ebay? I dont get it.
2001-09-10 02:05:57 PM  
BillyWarbucks, no that isn't the XB70. The TU144 actually has retractable canards for takeoff and landing which kinda make it look similar, but the canards are long and straight and swing out from the sides instead of being fixed delta shaped ones like on the XB70.
2001-09-10 02:11:55 PM  
Aha! Thanks for the clarification, Yaysnfekshun. I also noticed after my post the difference in engines, so, well, there it is. :o)
2001-09-10 02:38:28 PM  
I guess the french Concorde surrenders to the russian SST
2001-09-10 03:13:32 PM  
I think that the Stratosphere/Vegas folks should buy this sucker and use it as the vehicle in that new ride. Wooooo-weeee.
2001-09-10 03:45:11 PM  
mmm 0 feedback

send the farker $3mil

u get a model airplane and a hot head
2001-09-10 03:45:19 PM  
Think of all the chicks you could get with one of these!
2001-09-10 03:54:48 PM  
I was in Russia about 8 years ago. I saw Russian people buying brand new Russian-made merchandise and appliances, and those items breaking or malfunctioning almost immediately. When this happened, the Russians would throw up their hands and say with a sad smile, "It is Russian" meaning "of course it broke-- what did you expect." I don't know if I'd really want to be riding around in one of their airplanes.

On the other hand, I was told that merchandise made on Russian military bases was actually decent quality, as opposed to the junk made in non-military factories. So if this plane was built by the military, maybe it's OK.
2001-09-10 04:08:02 PM  
But it wasn't built by the Russian military. It is an old Russian supersonic airliner from the 70's. Some of us with good memories might remember the quite spectacular crash of a TU144 at the Paris airshow.
2001-09-10 04:57:50 PM  
Doesn't anyone else remenber the Paris air show?
2001-09-10 05:10:43 PM  
Oh come on, $100 increments. Would someone here [PLEASE] just bid $100 more? It'll def. be below reserve.
2001-09-10 06:11:40 PM  
no way is it cooler than our cordcorde - which, btw, falls flaming from the sky less regularly.
2001-09-10 06:29:49 PM  
The XB-70:
2001-09-10 06:39:47 PM  
Umm... Some aeronautics here....

The reason the Concorde has that stupid looking tilt nose is so the pilot can see the runway when he's landing.

That's pretty important, huh?

Doesn't look like our Russian friends thought ahead to landing their fine plane...

Oh, that's ok, there's no engines, so it won't even be taking off!

I'll keep my 3 cool ones, thank you very much.
2001-09-10 07:14:05 PM  
The first fly-by-wire craft, the Soviet SU-100:
2001-09-10 07:15:42 PM  
XB-70 fans:
2001-09-11 12:06:19 AM  
The TU-144 is a piece of crap...which is why the program was abandoned decades ago.
2001-09-11 12:40:25 AM  
The pilot flying at the Paris air show was hotdogging, and stalled the TU-144 in a knife edge turn, and flew it into the ground. That pretty much ended any hopes for the plane.

We had the SST in the development stages, it was the largest of all super sonic transports. A full scale non-operational mock up was built for publicity, but environmentalists whinned that the engines would deplete the ozone layer. You know, the one that is produced and destroyed by the sun's solar wind. One editorial cartoonist drew a picture of the SST flying, with the four engines replaced by garbage cans, pouring trash down out of the sky. When the SST died aborning, the environmentalists went after spray cans and freon.
2001-09-11 05:16:35 AM  
The Tupolev TU-144's were copied from stolen concorde blueprints, but have a terrible safety record. I think the auctions own description sums it up:

"Last flyable Tu-144 aircraft, seeking home in Air Museum or for static display"
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