Ali Fakih poses for a picture in a replica of what he says is a Mirage fighter in his southern village of Kfar Tibnit, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Ali Fakih is hoping that Lebanon's car registration department will approve his handmade vehicle as road-worthy, but it's not a sure thing – especially as his vehicle is actually a replica model warplane.Fakih, a former first adjutant who worked in the military administration for two decades, has spent four hours every day for four months putting together his creation, which closely resembles the French Mirage model used by the Army. Although the 4.5-meter-long vehicle can't fly, it can reach ground speeds of up to 80 kph using 20 liters of fuel for every 350 km.
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