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Longbow Apache, pre-owned, £49m

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Here's one for all you flyboy conspiracy theorists - the chance to own your very own AH64A/D Longbow Apache chopper - in any colour you like as long as it's black:

That big black helicopter in full

Yes indeed, if you've got the readies then this beauty is yours for a minimum bid of £10m. Here's the bangs you get for your bucks:

You are bidding for a Pre-owned Mission Damaged AH64A/D Longbow Apache Helicopter in Civil Configuration Single Pilot I.F.R.with NVG's FLIR equipped and Media Broadcasting Facilities.For sale due to failure to procure A.O.C.insurance. Can arrange type rating in African Congo for commercial pilots only. Supplied in camo colours to appear discreet when parked on a civil helipad. Manufactured by MDH now Boeing and fully supported with spares. Available at a BUY NOW price of 49,000,000.00 Pounds Sterling. No Bankers Drafts. Only Accept PayPal, Krugerrands or Nobles as payment.

African Congo? This is pure Dogs of War stuff and no mistake. Buyers should be aware that this particular black helicopter comes with around £40k's worth of damage to the horizontal stabiliser, does not have central locking, is not available in beige and no, doesn't come supplied with a full compliment of missiles. ®

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Thanks to Adam Bishop for this light bit of helicopter-spotting.

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