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Trez 04-18-2012 11:22 PM

WWII Spitfires found in Burma
 
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The daily telegraph reports that, “David Cundall, 62, a farmer from S****horpe, North Lincs, located the planes at a former Royal Air Force base using radar-imaging technology after a 15-year search that cost him more than $207,000 and involved 12 trips to Myanmar.”

“They were just buried there in transport crates,” Cundall said. “They were waxed, wrapped in greased paper and their joints tarred. They will be in near perfect condition.”
The article is here: http://www.newsoxy.com/world/spitfires-found-burma-66557.html

texaswoodworker 04-18-2012 11:26 PM

That guy just became rich. :D

MrWray 04-19-2012 02:40 AM

I would love to find something cool like that!

ScottA 04-19-2012 02:47 AM

Insert happy dance here.


Mosin 04-19-2012 03:25 AM

I just can't believe they buried them like that. I've been digging in the back yard for like 10 years now looking for a tank, he'll I'd take a bmg, but no such luck.

Trez 04-20-2012 02:06 AM

Wonder if the US buried some B-17's somewhere... ;)

dog2000tj 04-20-2012 04:34 AM

now if only I could find an Apache or Abrams like that :D

notdku 04-20-2012 02:11 PM

I wish the had some pics from the unearthing.

VikingGuy 04-20-2012 07:56 PM

wow, cool story. I would love to find something like this.

dragunovsks 04-20-2012 08:37 PM

Sounds like the P38 Lightning they found under 60 feet of ice somewhere in the arctic...i dont recall exactly where they found it. They said it was ditched in WW2 and left when the crew was rescued. A rich guy bought it and had it restored. But the amazing part was when they got to the plane and were checking it out the nav lights all still worked.


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