Discussion in 'Military Aviation in General' started by HAL Pilot, Apr 16, 2012.
Yes please, I'll take one.
You have to ask?
EDIT: Holy sweet Jesus! Did they do that a lot after the war? Are there really perfectly preserved warbirds buried around the world because there was nothing better to do with them?
Wow, that is simply amazing... and yes, I want one
Talk about flooding the Spitfire market.
I remember hearing from old timers that planes were being pushed off of carriers after they arrived towards the tail end of WW2. There were so many making their way to the front and no need/place to put them. Guess I can see how that is true after reading about how many planes were rapidly lost during the first year of the Pacific campaign, by the time the planes started getting there in mass they weren't needed?
Anyone wanna go halfsies on a ground-penetrating radar and high-power medal detector? Apparently there's planes in them thar hills!
Seriously man, I now have dreams of finding a perfectly preserved P-51 buried in some random desert somewhere with my name on it.
Boy, that's just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him!
This is awesome beyond words.
Warbirds bring out the wierd.......Read about the B-29 "Kee Bird" or the P-38 "Glacier Gal".
Reminds me of the HUGE rumor going around when I was in high school: "The Government has this warehouse full of WWII Harley-Davidson motorcycles built for use in North Africa...but which are still "new in the crate". Can only be sold in lots of 50." Man...I signed up on so many "lists of 50 names"...but no one, to my knowledge, every saw a mint 1942 Harley bike out of the deal. HOWEVER...assuming these Spits can only be gotten in "lots of 50...still New In The Crate"...sign me up!
Another news story about the "Lost Spitfires": http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/d...rs-quest-to-find-lost-Spitfires-in-Burma.html
Kee Bird is such a sad story. There is a fantastic NOVA on it that's available for free...well worth an hour of your life...
I'm stationed at what used to be an old Luftwaffe base during the war. They still find bunkers in the hills randomly around here and they have documents that the Germans stored a few FW-190s in a couple of them. I find one I'm not telling a sole, but I will be way over weight on my pcs home.
Would that be like Radar O'Reilly (M*A*S*H) mailing a jeep home piece-by-piece?
Or getting it out a piece at a time in an old lunch box.
Fürstenfeldbruck??? I combed those hills in '60. Nuthin' there...
That would be quite the find. I don't think there are any real 190s flying. There is a German company building them but you'll have to supply your own swastika.
Bet most don't get that reference.
Could always pick up an Me-262...
You talk to Shoes? I stay away from their side of base.
Life-goal = own a warbird. I need to get on that.
Like Johnny Cash and his " '52, '53, '54, '55, '56, '57....'62, '63, '64, '65, '66, '67 automobeeell"!
"You'll know us when we roll right through your town"...
Illesheim. The Farming Armpit of Bavaria.
I've got all of my grandpa's old records, that songs one of my favorites
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