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Old 04-14-2012, 02:24 PM
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Good thread here:

http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=116104

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Old 04-14-2012, 07:14 PM
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I remember a similar story about Zero's found in a cave in Indonesia (?) a few years ago. I will believe it when the first Spitfire is dug up.
If the story turns out to be untrue, can I still have one? ()
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:30 AM
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Default 20 crated Spit MkIIs found buried in Burma..

20 crated Spit MkIIs fond buried in Burma. Imagine ... 20 brand new Spitfire MkIIs ... imagine that!! REALLY!!!

OUTSTANDING!!!!

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Old 04-15-2012, 12:41 AM
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Amazing!
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:42 AM
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see http://forum.1cpublishing.eu/showthread.php?t=31125
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:17 AM
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This is an amazing find. I hope the recovery is documented fully and a series television series made about it.

20 Spitfire Mk IIs! Incredible. A good day to be a WWII aviation enthusiast!
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Good detail about the research to find them here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...ned-to-UK.html
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Old 04-15-2012, 03:23 PM
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They are MkIIs. reportedly.

the news reports are very misinformed tho, all rather comical hysterical media hype.

The BBC webpage reports them as "Buried in 1945" This is ludicrous as in 1945 the Japanese forces had been defeated. They must have been buried in 1942 when the Japanese were advancing.

The telegraph report is even funnier, refering to the buried Spitfires as "Jet Fighters"

Actually quite a few spitfires have survived, personally I would have been more excited had they been some rare WWII aircraft, ie a tempest, Whirlwind or beafighter or Halifax.

Assuming they are still crated, that they had been preserved enough to survive the sea journey to Burma, and were carefully hidden with the optomistic intention of recovering them after the Japanese had been forced back im sure some useful bits could be recovered. But buried for seventy years in the hot humid jungle enviroment of Burma its asking a lot.
..and what is it exactly that makes your conclusions less comical than theirs?

aaah armchair experts...
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:38 PM
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..and what is it exactly that makes your conclusions less comical than theirs?

aaah armchair experts...
Why that aggressive tone? He is right. The Japs invaded Burma in 1942 and conquered it in 1943. Allies launched a counter offensive during late 1944 and the first half of 1945. The Japanese surrendered on 14th Aug 1945. It really makes no sense to fear about the Japs to invade Burma in July 1945. Plus the CNN article clearly says Mk II ... Really doesn't take a rocket scientist to conclude.
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Old 04-15-2012, 05:50 PM
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Spitfire MkIIs in Burma? Not likely as afik no MkIIs went there.
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