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Message 1296189 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 15:58:59 UTC

Looks like a deal has finally been agreed to and this is really going to happen!

Burma signs deal to dig up buried World War II planes.



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Message 1296268 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 18:02:15 UTC - in response to Message 1296189.

Great. Thanks Mark. It looks like that carpetbagger got his comeuppance. Burma signed the agreement with the guy that found them.... Nice Job Cammy.
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Message 1296270 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 18:05:26 UTC - in response to Message 1296268.

Great. Thanks Mark. It looks like that carpetbagger got his comeuppance. Burma signed the agreement with the guy that found them.... Nice Job Cammy.

Yes, I was happy to read that the chap who did all the work in the first place shall get the reward of seeing his find become reality.
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Message 1296288 - Posted: 17 Oct 2012, 18:29:36 UTC - in response to Message 1296270.

I'm hoping he's patriotic enough to donate several to the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. That really would be the icing on the cake.
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Message 1298186 - Posted: 23 Oct 2012, 12:15:38 UTC

Slightly off topic but appropriate I think...

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Message 1324885 - Posted: 5 Jan 2013, 11:18:11 UTC

Update

Recovery team heads out

Good luck guys.
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Message 1325237 - Posted: 6 Jan 2013, 12:58:50 UTC - in response to Message 1324885.

Update

Recovery team heads out

Good luck guys.


Thank you for the new news...more to come soon, I hope.
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Message 1325614 - Posted: 7 Jan 2013, 22:00:47 UTC

Hope they succeed as we're now another Spitfire down.......

Spitfire undercarriage collapse
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Message 1325654 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 1:07:45 UTC - in response to Message 1325614.

Hope they succeed as we're now another Spitfire down.......

Spitfire undercarriage collapse


From my sources on the Internet, Brit TV is over-reporting the story, Skynet called it a "firey crash". It was one gear leg folding during the landing run out, no fire, no injuries. The Rolls Royce Spitfire is repairable.
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Message 1325738 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 9:51:25 UTC

The Rolls Royce Spitfire is repairable.

Rolls Royce made the Merlin engine. Supermarine made the Spitfire.

It was designed by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works (which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928). He died of cancer in 1937 so never saw the Spitfires "finest hour".
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Message 1325771 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 12:34:25 UTC - in response to Message 1325738.

Sorry I wasn't clearer Bernie. The Spitfire that had the "incident" yesterday is owned by Rolls Royce.
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Message 1325789 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 14:24:54 UTC - in response to Message 1325771.

Clear enough to me.

"The World War II Spitfire belonged to Rolls-Royce, which is based at the airport site in Castle Donington."

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Message 1325834 - Posted: 8 Jan 2013, 20:25:53 UTC - in response to Message 1325771.

Sorry I wasn't clearer Bernie. The Spitfire that had the "incident" yesterday is owned by Rolls Royce.


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Message 1326122 - Posted: 9 Jan 2013, 18:12:30 UTC

Looking good.....

Crate discovered
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Message 1326160 - Posted: 9 Jan 2013, 20:19:56 UTC - in response to Message 1326122.

Looking good.....

Crate discovered

Muddy water, I'm not so sure...
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Message 1327623 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 7:23:43 UTC - in response to Message 1326160.

Looking good.....

Crate discovered

Muddy water, I'm not so sure...

....me too.


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Message 1327673 - Posted: 14 Jan 2013, 13:28:03 UTC

Dont give up hope. Its amazing what things have been restored after 50 years under fresh water.
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Message 1328616 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 12:23:04 UTC

Not looking hopeful

No Spitfires buried in Burma
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Message 1328618 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 12:25:51 UTC - in response to Message 1328616.

Not looking hopeful

No Spitfires buried in Burma

Just about to say that as well.
'There are no buried Spitfires', archaeologists claim

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Message 1328662 - Posted: 18 Jan 2013, 15:26:01 UTC - in response to Message 1328618.

Not looking hopeful

No Spitfires buried in Burma

Just about to say that as well.
'There are no buried Spitfires', archaeologists claim

Sigh and here I was hoping there would be at least 1 intact fighter....

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