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24 pristine Spitfires unearthed in Myanmar (Burma)


Phoenix 13 1.9k
22 Jan 2013 9:12PM

Quote:imagine a Spitfire with Tescos logo on the wings


Well, it would have plenty of horsepower

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Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
16 Feb 2013 11:19AM
Oh well, they've concluded it was just a myth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21483187
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 9:41PM

Quote:Oh well, they've concluded it was just a myth.


Not quite, its just "called off" that I take to mean they wont give up that easily after all the effort they put in.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
17 Feb 2013 1:33AM
The second para of the article says "they have now concluded it is a myth."

Pity, but I always thought it's a bit too good to be true! Wink
brian1208 e2
11 10.4k 12 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 5:44AM
Oh well, never mind (the chap that set this up must be gutted though)
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 12:52PM

Quote: always thought it's a bit too good to be true! Wink

My thoughts also.
Rather a strange thing to do plus the effort to bury 24 of them.
Reminds me of the Loch Ness Monster Smile
lobsterboy e2
10 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 1:07PM

Quote:Rather a strange thing to do plus the effort to bury 24 of them

Well if you've got the gear its not that much effort:

My dad always tells the story about the American unit who were next to them in Korea, when it came time to ship out the bulldozers were used to dig a blooming great hole, everything they weren't taking back was put into it (including trucks and jeeps) and then covered over.
I guess it was easier/cheaper than shipping everything back.
Carabosse e2
11 39.5k 269 England
17 Feb 2013 1:39PM
There may be a few under the council car park in Leicester.............. along with Richard III. Wink
KenTaylor e2
10 3.0k 2 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2013 4:35PM
Well its all over.
There are none and would have been an impossible task at the time.
Sky news
Britman 8 1.7k England
17 Feb 2013 7:46PM
Such a pity, would have been an amazing find.
As for militery gear being buried of otherwise scrapped, you must remember all those Huey's being dropped in the sea when the yanks pulled out of Nam

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