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MOSCOW (Reuters) - A wealthy Russian tried to buy a U.S. B-52 bomber from a group of shocked American pilots at an air show near Moscow, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday.

 

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The unidentified Russian, wearing sunglasses and surrounded by bodyguards, approached the U.S. delegation and asked to buy the bomber, the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper said.

 

An astounded member of the U.S. delegation said the bomber was not for sale but that it would cost at least $500 million (249.5 million pounds) if it were to be sold on the spot.

 

"That is no problem. It is such a cool machine," the Russian was quoted as saying by the newspaper, which said its reporter overheard the conversation. The bomber was not sold.

 

Russia's new rich, who built fantastic fortunes trading commodities and contacts after the fall of the Soviet Union, have made a name for themselves as ostentatious purchasers of everything from British football clubs to Faberge eggs.

 

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There was a bar called B52 for sale in Vientiane a few years back. A former owner was a Brit mine clearer and the wall decorations consisted of UXO that had hopefully been rendered harmless.

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There was a bar called B52 at the entrance to the Regency Park Hotel on Suk 22 (left side of the entrance). No bomber paraphernalia so suspect it was named after a small cocktail.

 

Closed a couple of years back and now an Indain tailor shop. :mad:

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I remember a BG known as B52 who was also a relic of the VN War days. She could kick over her head and do all sorts of things nobody really wanted to see - especially as she was overweight, over the hill and usually danced nude.

 

:p

 

 

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