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For sale in Florida: A 1980 F-16 fighter jet

U.S. Air Force Capt. Erik Kitaif, 35th Fighter Squadron pilot, parks an F-16 Fighting Falcon outside of its hanger bay at Kunsan Air Base, Republic of Korea, Dec. 4, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Colville McFee)

A militarized combat aircraft is available online for an interested and qualified buyer, Fox News reported.

Jet Lease, a private leasing, sales and aviation financing company with an establishment in West Palm Beach, listed a 1980 F-16 A/B Fighting Falcon on their website, and the news has been spreading.

How much? $8.5 million.

The rare F-16 listed was built by the U.S. Air Force and sold as a second-hand surplus. 4,600 have been produced in total but this particular one has been modified and upgraded to fly for up to 8,000 hours versus the logged 6,000.

Unlike any other 1980s fighter jet, this one has been modernized with night-vision compatible helmets, data integration and other features.

Other F-16 jets have been purchased by Air Force groups from other nations through Foreign Military Sales known as FMS.


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