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F4TCT

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Burmese Spitfires
« on: January 18, 2013, 10:40:00 AM »

Surprise surprise?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-21074699


I think its a shame to be honest, although all the 'evidence' in this story hasn't seemed to stack up.
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2013, 03:20:57 PM »

Its a real shame. It would have been great if it had been true, think of the airshow opportunities!


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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 11:29:12 PM »

I think that they were kidnapped by three yeti and Lord Lucan spirted them away on the back of Shergar to the Moon. Some people are SO gullible...
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2013, 01:26:27 AM »

I think that they were kidnapped by three yeti and Lord Lucan spirted them away on the back of Shergar to the Moon. Some people are SO gullible...
that is a daft thing to believe!  we ALL know Shergar is in Tescos,on the burger shelf :o :o :o :police:
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 02:19:29 AM »

Some people are SO gullible...

And one day having finished a night shift I heard on the radio that due to a certain tide etc configuration -  the Mersey was at it's lowest for a hundred years. The only water flowing was from its source and most of the riverbed was on view. Dog tired I decided I just couldn't miss the event. I got on a bus and got as far as Water St ..... then realised it was April Fools     {-) {-) {-)  O0 absolutely true.

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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 07:44:07 AM »

I think that they were kidnapped by three yeti and Lord Lucan spirted them away on the back of Shergar to the Moon. Some people are SO gullible...
people said that about the p52 fighters buried under the Ice in the Arctic......but they were found............and I HAVE  seen Nessie.................so!! they'll be there somewhere.......just a case of kickin' over a mole hill or two. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 08:52:53 AM »

that is a daft thing to believe!  we ALL know Shergar is in Tescos,on the burger shelf :o :o :o :police:
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but if you are fed up with Tesco burgers containing Shergar, you should try their meatballs ....... they are the dogs danglies .
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 12:40:36 PM »

It's getting so much worse now ... I heard that baby formula comes from real ... Small garden birds  :embarrassed: possibly Great but in this weather almost certainly Blue.
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 12:50:08 PM »

people said that about the p52 fighters buried under the Ice in the Arctic......but they were found............and I HAVE  seen Nessie.................so!! they'll be there somewhere.......just a case of kickin' over a mole hill or two. {:-{ {:-{ {:-{


They were P38 Lightnings (and a B17, I believe, which was squashed flat). They got one P38 out (Glacier Girl), but the others are still there I believe.


What I find odd about the Spitfires (and I'd love for something to be found), is that if they just wanted to get rid of them to stop them being used by anyone else, why  bother to go to the effort of burying the things? It would be so much easier if they just bulldozed the lot into a pile in the middle of the airfield, poured on several gallons of petrol and set fire to the lot.




All you'd be left with is a pile of aluminium "xxxxx".




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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 12:52:21 PM »


They were P38 Lightnings (and a B17, I believe, which was squashed flat). They got one P38 out (Glacier Girl), but the others are still there I believe.


What I find odd about the Spitfires (and I'd love for something to be found), is that if they just wanted to get rid of them to stop them being used by anyone else, why  bother to go to the effort of burying the things? It would be so much easier if they just bulldozed the lot into a pile in the middle of the airfield, poured on several gallons of petrol and set fire to the lot.




All you'd be left with is a pile of aluminium "xxxxx".

(That said s.l.a.g. - the profanity filter's working overtime on standard English now!)


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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 01:25:08 PM »

They were digging in the wrong place..cause I found one.... {-) {-)

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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2013, 03:33:12 PM »


They were P38 Lightnings (and a B17, I believe, which was squashed flat).

Yeh.must admit.....not the world's best plane spotter.......if it aint a DH Mosquito, I haven't a clue,  {-) {-) {-) {-) ......and I read the book about the excavation too {:-{ {:-{ {:-{ {:-{
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2013, 04:56:35 PM »

Is all hope really lost? I'm a real clinger-on to dreams....not another one dashed I hope. BY.
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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2013, 05:11:36 PM »

There seems to be a bit of optimistic reporting on this.
"unused, unassembled Spitfires were packed into crates and buried"
Suggests to me that they weren't in what I would call a state of being a plane, more like a kit.

In that climate I'd think being buried was fairly effective as a disabler as corrosion would set in quite quickly.

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Re: Burmese Spitfires
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2013, 07:31:21 AM »

For those interested, the search has now officially been called off.


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