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If private aviation is your little piece of heaven, you may be interested in taking it one step further and purchase your very own personal fighter jet plane. The price ranges from $76,511 up to $102,014.
Those with significant discretionary income enjoy purchasing haute toys and the more original the purchase, the better. If you’re in the market for a personal fighter jet, like Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen who owns a MiG-29 fighter jet plane, the opportunity is now available. With a historical connection to the French Air Force, a Fouga CM 170 Magister fighter jet is now on sale at the Artcurial Aeronautics Auction, with a price tag estimate between $76,511 and $102,014.
The plane, which was used in the Congo-France war in 1963 and the Algiers war in the late 1960s, has traveled to more than 22 different countries and close to 12,000 of the world’s best pilots have trained using this aircraft. The Magister was flown by Patrouille de France (La PAF), the Irish Air Corps Silver Swallows, Belgium’s Red Devils, Brazil’s Esquadrilha de Fumaca and Israel’s Aerobatic Demo Team for several decades and even as recent as July 2010. There are very few of these types of fighter jets that remain, and this one has a travel capacity of nearly 1,200 km in a single flight. The cutting edge engine features two Turbomeca Marbone VI carburetors and can take the 3,200 kg jet up to 715 km/hr.
The Fouga CM 170 Magister jet was originally designed as a glider and later redesigned, improved and manufactured in France as the World’s first large production Advanced Jet Fighter Training Aircraft. The jet was eventually replaced with the Dassault-Breguet/Dornier Alpha Jet in 1981 by the Patrouille de France, however the Fouga Magister still holds a special place of distinction throughout the world for its aviation historical value.
Source: Born Rich