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Buried Spitfires Found

Postby SkiandflyUtah » Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:03 am

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/ ... to-UK.html

This is an exciting find! According to the story the recovery is being funded by the Boultbee Flight Academy. No mention of the story on their website yet but I suspect they'll have some process set up for those that want to help via donations.

I'd heard stories of these planes being left in their packing crates underground but it seemed improbable but WOW it's for real! :D

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby Sven » Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:43 pm

That's unbelievable. I can't wait to start seeing some pictures. Now I'm hoping there's a Sea Fury buried in my backyard.
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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby ARFlyer » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:24 am

He found the lost Spitfire treasure!! :o :D That right up there with finding Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge and the fabled Lost Dutchman's Mine!!! Maybe we need to use this guy to find the legendary Flight 19. :D

Are these the same Spitfires talked about in #223? The so called "Lasseter's Reef' of Spitfires. That article talked about a cache buried under Queensland in Australia? If not, then there are a possible of TWO caches of mint condition Spitfires.....

http://uncontrolledairspace.com/shownotes/223

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby jackhodgson » Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:32 am

It would be VERY cool.

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby plutocrat03 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:13 am

Considering there are reportedly 35 examples flying today, adding the 20 from Burma and perhaps more from Australia may double the fleet!

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby plutocrat03 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:43 am

David Cundall has signed an agreement with Burma's government have signed an agreement governing the excavation of Spitfires buried at the end of WWII.

The Burmese 'business partner' Htoo Htoo Zaw estimates that there may be as many as 60 MArk XIV aircraft buried there.

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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby champguy » Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:58 am

I heard it rains a lot in Burma, and the soil is wet and warm. Those crates better have been good and tight. It sure would be great if they find any salvageable parts.
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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby mbuto » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:52 pm

60 Spitfires . . . crated, hid . . . 70 years later . . . up for bid . . . -- Burma planes
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Re: Buried Spitfires Found

Postby Scofreyjet » Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:09 pm

mbuto wrote:60 Spitfires . . . crated, hid . . . 70 years later . . . up for bid . . . -- Burma planes


Hah! Good one. :D

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