Chinese man buys fighter jet on eBay

There are 20 comments on the USA Today story from Apr 30, 2006, titled Chinese man buys fighter jet on eBay. In it, USA Today reports that:

A Chinese businessman has bought a MiG-21f plane from a U.S. seller on the online auction website eBay for $24,730 and plans to use it to decorate an empty space at his offices, a newspaper reported Sunday.

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Pass the Charmin

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Apr 30, 2006
All I can think of how is how terrible and fearful his employee's must be feeling about now.
I mean if he does get it there and can get the ammo for it, it would give new meaning to....
Your fired...
Or should it be...
Your fired on!
Money

United States

#2 May 1, 2006
Wonder if he bought this will all the profit from counterfeit CDs, DVDs, and Microsoft software. Just needs to buy a ship and he can be a real pirate too.
the examiner

Montréal, Canada

#3 Jul 9, 2010
we can buy lots of things on ebay. Mig jets, aircraft carriers etc..
Walter

Portsmouth, VA

#4 Aug 29, 2010
I dont have a problem with this. I have a problem with building a mosque at ground zero though
DJZ

Crown Point, IN

#5 Aug 29, 2010
Now they are selling fighter jets on ebay. Guns I would understand, but to the point of military equipment up to something like this? Most likely no big deal. Though does sound almost as starteling as when Columbia crashed down to earth and people tryed to sell the pieces on ebay.
old china

Chengdu, China

#6 Aug 30, 2010
Walter wrote:
I dont have a problem with this. I have a problem with building a mosque at ground zero though
And there was me thinking that there was an American embago on supplying China with weapons. Perhaps China will sell rare earths on ebay now that America is selling weapons.

Would they need Paypal accounts?
old china

Chengdu, China

#7 Aug 30, 2010
Oops! embargo
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Vancouver, Canada

#8 Aug 30, 2010
with Chinas...jump in technology

im surprised more useless American military items are not for sale these days...

like the Chinese missile that has made the US aircraft carriers sitting ducks...
DJZ

Crown Point, IN

#10 Aug 30, 2010
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE wrote:
with Chinas...jump in technology
im surprised more useless American military items are not for sale these days...
like the Chinese missile that has made the US aircraft carriers sitting ducks...
I am now interested. Tell me what the chinese have developed. I know so far the chinese have been trying to improve economicaly.
Dan

Vancouver, Canada

#11 Aug 30, 2010
Is that so? Buying at MiG-21f on eBay? Why the Russian made fighter is so cheap?
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Vancouver, Canada

#12 Aug 30, 2010
DJZ wrote:
<quoted text>I am now interested. Tell me what the chinese have developed. I know so far the chinese have been trying to improve economicaly.
Chinese missile could shift Pacific power balance
U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with carrier-killing
. Eric Talmadge / AP

Crew of the USS George Washington line up on the deck as the supercarrier leaves South Korea's southern port city of Pusan as part of four-day maneuvers, called "Invincible Spirit," involving 20 ships, 200 aircraft and about 8,000 U.S. and South Korean sailors, off the east coast of Korea. By ERIC TALMADGE

updated 8/5/2010 4:52:56 PM ET
Share Print Font:+-EDITOR'S NOTE — The USS George Washington supercarrier recently deployed off North Korea in a high-profile show of U.S. sea power. AP Tokyo News Editor Eric Talmadge was aboard the carrier, and filed this report.

ABOARD THE USS GEORGE WASHINGTON — Nothing projects U.S. global air and sea power more vividly than supercarriers. Bristling with fighter jets that can reach deep into even landlocked trouble zones, America's virtually invincible carrier fleet has long enforced its dominance of the high seas.

China may soon put an end to that.

U.S. naval planners are scrambling to deal with what analysts say is a game-changing weapon being developed by China — an unprecedented carrier-killing missile called the Dong Feng 21D that could be launched from land with enough accuracy to penetrate the defenses of even the most advanced moving aircraft carrier at a distance of more than 1,500 kilometers (900 miles).

Analysts say final testing of the missile could come as soon as the end of this year, though questions remain about how fast China will be able to perfect its accuracy to the level needed to threaten a moving carrier at sea.

The weapon, a version of which was displayed last year in a Chinese military parade, could revolutionize China's role in the Pacific balance of power, seriously weakening Washington's ability to intervene in any potential conflict over Taiwan or North Korea. It could also deny U.S. ships safe access to international waters near China's 11,200-mile (18,000-kilometer)-long coastline.

While a nuclear bomb could theoretically sink a carrier, assuming its user was willing to raise the stakes to atomic levels, the conventionally-armed Dong Feng 21D's uniqueness is in its ability to hit a powerfully defended moving target with pin-point precision.

The Chinese Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to the AP's request for a comment.

.Funded by annual double-digit increases in the defense budget for almost every year of the past two decades, the Chinese navy has become Asia's largest and has expanded beyond its traditional mission of retaking Taiwan to push its sphere of influence deeper into the Pacific and protect vital maritime trade routes.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Aug 30, 2010
"The Navy has long had to fear carrier-killing capabilities," said Patrick Cronin, senior director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the nonpartisan, Washington-based Center for a New American Security. "The emerging Chinese antiship missile capability, and in particular the DF 21D, represents the first post-Cold War capability that is both potentially capable of stopping our naval power projection and deliberately designed for that purpose."

Setting the stage for a possible conflict, Beijing has grown increasingly vocal in its demands for the U.S. to stay away from the wide swaths of ocean — covering much of the Yellow, East and South China seas — where it claims exclusivity.

It strongly opposed plans to hold U.S.-South Korean war games in the Yellow Sea off the northeastern Chinese coast, saying the participation of the USS George Washington supercarrier, with its 1,092-foot (333-meter) flight deck and 6,250 personnel, would be a provocation because it put Beijing within striking range of U.S. F-18 warplanes.

The carrier instead took part in maneuvers held farther away in the Sea of Japan.

U.S. officials deny Chinese pressure kept it away, and say they will not be told by Beijing where they can operate.

"We reserve the right to exercise in international waters anywhere in the world," Rear Adm. Daniel Cloyd, who headed the U.S. side of the exercises, said aboard the carrier during the maneuvers, which ended last week.
bill

Auckland, New Zealand

#14 Aug 31, 2010
I just read a sad thing,, that India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan( not counting Russia, France , and Germany) all have missiles capable of destroying the 3 gorges dam, google it
old china

Chengdu, China

#15 Aug 31, 2010
bill wrote:
I just read a sad thing,, that India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan( not counting Russia, France , and Germany) all have missiles capable of destroying the 3 gorges dam, google it
You forgot the America, UK, Pakistan, N.Korea, Israel and maybe soon to be Iran. But then they could equally be capable of destroying the Hoover dam. It's hardly a news item. I wouldn't give much for their chances of survival if they tried it though.
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE

Vancouver, Canada

#16 Aug 31, 2010
bill wrote:
I just read a sad thing,, that India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan( not counting Russia, France , and Germany) all have missiles capable of destroying the 3 gorges dam, google it
I think the rest of the world would be more afraid of the Chinese selling the missle to the nutcases in Iran or N Korea dont you?
boondock saint

United States

#17 Aug 31, 2010
"Top Gun" Style jet's for sale,$175,000(USD). I wonder if the "middle" "class" ($2 to $20.00 (USD)) can afford one of them ?
boondock saint

United States

#18 Aug 31, 2010
They'd be sittin high on the hog then wouldn't they ?
PRC

New York, NY

#19 Aug 31, 2010
bill wrote:
I just read a sad thing,, that India, Korea, Japan, and Taiwan( not counting Russia, France , and Germany) all have missiles capable of destroying the 3 gorges dam, google it
No worries. Those countries are not into killing civilians.

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#21 Aug 31, 2010
Money wrote:
Wonder if he bought this will all the profit from counterfeit CDs, DVDs, and Microsoft software. Just needs to buy a ship and he can be a real pirate too.
Microsoft stole from steve jobs too and Western museum are full of treasures and antiques stolen from China

Since: Aug 08

Shanghai, China

#22 Aug 31, 2010
boondock saint wrote:
"Top Gun" Style jet's for sale,$175,000(USD). I wonder if the "middle" "class" ($2 to $20.00 (USD)) can afford one of them ?
"Top Gun Style" is called Tomcat also known as F-14

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