Military surplus of a different sort
News of an operable late-model 1989-vintage MiG-29 as well as a circa 1980 ex-Jordanian F-16A Block 20 for sale (they actually have three of the latter for $8.5M apiece) on the commercial market has sparked a lot of interest as of late. The fact is, there are already several of these in private collections around the world, to include the Château de Savigny-les-Beaune in France. A number of airworthy MiG-29s owned by U.S.-based foundations and companies are on FAA-approved maintenance programs. So no big deal really.
Besides those more modern fighters, if you are looking for more of a bargain you can opt to pick up a very nice circa 1959 ex-U.S. Navy McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II in flyable condition for just $3.95M
Still pinching pennies? How about a 1961 Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk– all Inspections Current– for just $1.6M? One of several available!