Old war plane in Rinas, Albania

Old war plane in Rinas, Albania

Collectors who fancy their own Russian or Chinese-made jet or helicopter can buy one off the Albanian Defence Ministry for as little as a few thousand euro on February 22.

Once they were the pride of the isolated communist country – a fleet of 210 military aircraft bought decades ago from Russia and China.

However, much like the old munitions inherited from that era, many of these planes no longer fit modern needs and have become a burden to the Albanian armed forces.

Now the Albanian Defence Ministry has decided to sell off some of these relics in an international auction.

On February 22, military officials will present potential buyers with 40 planes and helicopters.

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