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Sirrith
11-09-2008, 09:38 AM
http://www.luxist.com/2008/11/09/old-bomber-seeks-new-home/

only $3.5 million http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Sirrith
11-09-2008, 09:38 AM
http://www.luxist.com/2008/11/09/old-bomber-seeks-new-home/

only $3.5 million http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

josephs1959
11-09-2008, 11:15 AM
3.5 MILLION?
Now I'm not sure if it's the devaluation of the U.S. dollar, The cost of inrease over time, or the fact that's it's a specialty airplane.

But does anyone know how much the U.S. Government paid for one during WW II?

WOW what an increase.

Uufflakke
11-09-2008, 11:22 AM
According the site the B-17 is still capable of flight, but...is not flightworthy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Would you buy a car if the dealer said something similar? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif

halfcool
11-09-2008, 11:41 AM
I suppose it's capable as in it was meant for it lol

Not flightworthy is a can of worms it sounds like http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

JG52Uther
11-09-2008, 11:43 AM
Whats the scrap value?

I_KG100_Prien
11-09-2008, 11:46 AM
Or, rather-

Have a hangar that the CAF can lease to house the aircraft in while they complete the restoration project....

Art-J
11-09-2008, 12:11 PM
3.5? Doesn't sound much, compared to single engine fighters - even the "boring" ones like P-51s or P-47s go for over 2 million nowadays. The question is - how much one would have to spend to make this bird fully airworthy again!

Cheers - Art.

Zeus-cat
11-09-2008, 02:08 PM
I believe the cost of the B-17 was $128,000 in World War II. Not sure what model or what year, but that gives you the general idea.

3.5 million is not a bad price from what i understand. It will take 10 years to finish the restoration of th B-17 I am working on. Most of the labor is volunteer labor, but some of the people are paid. But you have to buy material, lease a hangar for many years, pay for speciality tools and speciality processes (heat treat), etc.

WTE_Galway
11-09-2008, 03:17 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Uufflakke:
According the site the B-17 is still capable of flight, but...is not flightworthy. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Would you buy a car if the dealer said something similar? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/disagree.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Its the equivalent of a car dealer saying "Lovely old 1940's MG, classic car runs well but doesn't meet current rules for road registration".