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24 pristine Spitfires unearthed in Myanmar (Burma)

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Phoenix
Phoenix  131877 forum posts
22 Jan 2013 - 9:12 PM


Quote: imagine a Spitfire with Tescos logo on the wings

Well, it would have plenty of horsepower

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Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139466 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 11:19 AM

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21483187

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 9:41 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139466 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:33 AM

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
brian1208 e2 Member 1110294 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 5:44 AM

Oh well, never mind (the chap that set this up must be gutted though)

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 12:52 PM


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
lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014148 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:07 PM


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
Carabosse e2 Member 1139466 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 1:39 PM

There may be a few under the council car park in Leicester.............. along with Richard III. Wink

KenTaylor
KenTaylor e2 Member 102980 forum postsKenTaylor vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2013 - 4:35 PM

Well its all over.
There are none and would have been an impossible task at the time.
Sky news

Last Modified By KenTaylor at 17 Feb 2013 - 4:46 PM
Britman
Britman  81669 forum posts England
17 Feb 2013 - 7:46 PM

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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