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leeG727
12-23-2005, 01:08 PM
Presented for your entertainment as the Christmas shopping season comes to a close. The cost of AAF fighters as listed at the Air Force Museum website, http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/. It looks like the P-51 was the bargain of the lot.

P-40 $45,000
P-39 $46,000
P-51 $54,000
P-47 $85,000
P-38 $115,000

MLudner
12-23-2005, 01:17 PM
Originally posted by leeG727:
Presented for your entertainment as the Christmas shopping season comes to a close. The cost of AAF fighters as listed at the Air Force Museum website, http://www.wpafb.af.mil/museum/. It looks like the P-51 was the bargain of the lot.

P-40 $45,000
P-39 $46,000
P-51 $54,000
P-47 $85,000
P-38 $115,000

I'm hoping for shiny new Jug. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Kuna15
12-23-2005, 01:23 PM
So P-51 was not only good fighter plane but also had decent price (compared to others). P-38 was understandable high priced (and IMO worth it's price considering all around capabilities).

LStarosta
12-23-2005, 01:29 PM
yes but how many deuchemarks is a 109?

MLudner
12-23-2005, 01:38 PM
Originally posted by Kuna15:
So P-51 was not only good fighter plane but also had decent price (compared to others). P-38 was understandable high priced (and IMO worth it's price considering all around capabilities).

Yes, indeed; That was one of the two reasons it replaced the Thunderbolt as the USAAF's main fighter: It cost less.
The other was range.

Tex-Hill-AVG
12-23-2005, 01:38 PM
Here's what those dollar amounts are in today's money:

$45,000=$612,444.58
$46,000=$614,941.07
$54,000=$726,184.29
$85,000=$1,143,067.86
$115,000=$1,565,136.14

(all values were figured using the Consumer Price Index)