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In the market for a bomber? A Utah museum has you covered

Published February 27, 2014 10:23 am

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Need a used fighter jet? How about a missile? A Utah museum may have a deal for you.

Hill Aerospace Museum is getting rid of 18 aircraft, three missiles and some support vehicles in an effort to save money.

The aircraft to be moved include the A-7F (YA). There were only two ever made. It was designed to attack ground forces.

Acting museum Director Aaron Clark said in a news release that "the museum no longer has the manpower, funding or means necessary to give these aircraft the care they need."

The museum will still have more than 50 aircraft and about 2,000 artifacts.

The outgoing aircraft and other items will be offered to other museums and base air parks across the country and to veterans' organizations, hospitals and cities. Clark said the planes will be scrapped only as a last resort.

ncarlisle@sltrib.com

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