In the market for a bomber? A Utah museum has you covered
Published: February 27, 2014 10:23AM
Updated: February 28, 2014 09:27PM
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Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune People visiting the Hill Aerospace Museum on the edge of Hill Air Force Base near Ogden are dwarfed by some of the planes on display, including the wing of a Boeing WB-47E "Stratojet", the first swept wing multi-engine jet bomber, seen in this 2011 photo. The WB-47E is one of the planes the museum is eliminating to save money.

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.

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