36 Mint WW2 spitfires to be unearthed...

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 03:57 PM
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Packed in grease, then in crates, then buried. We wants one, precious...



"If they are buried there, it will have been a very well- kept secret because none of the RAF lads we knew ever said a word about it." Mr Cundall believes 36 aircraft may lie under the airfield and is "confident" of finding them.



www.telegraph.co.uk...


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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:03 PM
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I give you one, if you give me one. Nothing like the music of round motors.....


Des



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:09 PM
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Here have this one with the shark teeth (classic paint job)





posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:11 PM
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Ahhh...paint job made famous by Flying Tigers...P40. I'll take it!

Des



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:14 PM
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Originally posted by Destinyone
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I give you one, if you give me one. Nothing like the music of round motors.....


Des


The spit didn't have a round engine. The original model had a Rolls Royce Merlin, a liquid cooled V-12. Later models upgraded to the RR Griffon, also a V-12. A different British fighter, the Hawker Sea Fury, did have a round engine, the bristol Centaurus 18 cylander twin-row radial.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:21 PM
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unfortunately, if water is in the crates you might just find rust after all these years...



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:24 PM
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Originally posted by HomerinNC
unfortunately, if water is in the crates you might just find rust after all these years...


Water is not good, BUT if everything was coated in grease correctly, much in the same way one would bury guns, greased inside and out/all parts, might be ok.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:43 PM
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Here's a little bit of what we want to see:



Spitfires have a very special place in every Brit's heart!



Originally posted by Destinyone
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Ahhh...paint job made famous by Flying Tigers...P40. I'll take it!

Des

The shark's mouth design was adopted by several RAF units (especially those using lend-lease P-40s) as a tribute to the Flying Tigers.....They and the Eagle Squadrons were the only Yanks in the fight at the time.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:47 PM
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lol! I think he pooped a little there..



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:49 PM
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Sound of a Merlin.....Makes all the hairs on my arms stand up!


Griffon Spits may be gruntier, but to a Brit, the crackle of a Merlin is the sound of freedom.


PS - +S&F! (Nice to read something hopeful on here.)
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:52 PM
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One of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time, in fact simply one of the greatest aircraft of all time.

It would be a great day if they found these, especially if they can be assembled and made airworthy, will definitely be keeping an eye on this.

Thanks for the story OP.

BTW, the video posted a couple of posts up, that made me chuckle........the presenter seemed rather...erm....trouser filled! lmao.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 04:57 PM
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In my opinion it's the greatest.....The mighty Mustang would have remained an underperformer were it not for the availability of license built Packard Merlins that were originally intended for Spitfires and Lancasters.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 05:10 PM
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Weren't those the days, though? Those bad guys never had a chance against the might, and right, of our side.

What a wonderful piece of nostalgia. Thanks for this treasure.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 05:12 PM
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I believe they are thought to be a combination of Griffon powered Mk.XIV's and Mk.XVIII's possibly with a few Merlin 64 Mk.VIII's.

Unfortunately the first crate is full of water, doesn't bode well with all of our hopes of digging a full fighter wing of brand new Spits out of the mud.


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At a Friday ceremony complete with a couple of drum rolls, crews removed a multilayered protective wrapping caked with red mud, revealing a vintage vehicle that was covered in rust and wouldn't crank.

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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 05:27 PM
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There was never any hope of a large number of them being flyable. They thought that of the 36, they MIGHT be able to piece together 10 and make them flyable, but no more than that in all likelihood. There are a lot more buried there though, so they might be able to make 15-20 flyable, but I'd say they'd be lucky to get that many up and flying.
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 05:35 PM
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Holy #e Batman!
I love Spitfires!
having carved hundreds of spits and mustangs out of our native yellow cedar as a lad.......i would pay to see a Squadron of these flying past....maybe an arm or leg even!
Thanks!



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:02 PM
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Originally posted by Zaphod58
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There was never any hope of a large number of them being flyable. They thought that of the 36, they MIGHT be able to piece together 10 and make them flyable, but no more than that in all likelihood. There are a lot more buried there though, so they might be able to make 15-20 flyable, but I'd say they'd be lucky to get that many up and flying.
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The data plates alone are worth a fortune. As you probably know, entire restorations are built around little more than ownership of the registration.



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:05 PM
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Aiiee.....That was CGI!


This ain't though.....And there's sixteen of 'em!



I need a cold shower after watching that!
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posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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is that from a movie?



posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 06:09 PM
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Oh I know, the question is how much damage they suffered. We won't know for several weeks on the first one, as it will take that long to pump the water out of the crate. And then they'll have to find more and get a good sample of damage, so we'll be looking at several months to get an idea of how many they can salvage.





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