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'No Spitfires in Burma'

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by BoogerRooger, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. redstringuitar

    redstringuitar Poster Extraordinaire

    Mar 6, 2009
    Wales
    Disappointing indeed! :(

    I was looking forward to a great story...
     
  2. Brett Fuzz

    Brett Fuzz Tele-Holic

    901
    Feb 10, 2012
    Melbourne, Australia
    What a bummer !

    I was only reading about that earlier today and that they found a crate.

    Sounded like they had found them at that point.:confused:
     
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  4. telepath

    telepath Friend of Leo's

    Jun 26, 2009
    Wales, UK
    Very disappointing.

    Hope it's not the end, and that they keep looking.

    PS - get Baldrick and the Time Team on it !
     
  5. Shepherd

    Shepherd Friend of Leo's

    Jan 17, 2008
    Maple Ridge, Canada
    Doesn't make sense that they would bury them at the end of the war.
     
  6. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    The article and the title seem confusing to me.

    They haven't even dug at all the sites yet, they have found a crate but didn't examine the contents and the team leader says they are digging in the wrong place. Why if you were the leader would you be using your assets in the wrong place?

    To me it seems possible they still might find something, but it's hard to conclude anything based on that article.
     
  7. sjtalon

    sjtalon Poster Extraordinaire

    ya bummer, I have been following this, interesting.
     
  8. Toriginal

    Toriginal Former Member

    658
    May 30, 2012
    Canada
    They'll find some..
     
  9. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

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    Mar 17, 2003
    albany, ny [not chicago]
    I think this is a red herring and they're going to dig them out in secret now :)
     
  10. :)

    There's reasons to have buried them, if you're the ones knowing where they are, only, and you anticipate you may need them against Marxist guerrillas or a resurgent nationalism in the Indian subcontinent. I would've flown them back to Australia, but there may have been considerations we just can't know now. They may have been in need of refurbishment from exposure to seawater or had 1-2 systems that did not check out and the planes weren't airworthy; goodness knows all what.
     
  11. paranoidsam

    paranoidsam Tele-Meister

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    Jun 23, 2011
    Wales
    Anyone hear of the scrapped Spits buried in Scotland. The instruments were painted with radium, which in the seventy years since, has seeped into the soil.

    A nearby beach is contaminated apparently.
     
  12. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

    Age:
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    Mar 17, 2003
    albany, ny [not chicago]
    Even if that were true, there isn't enough radium in a whole squadron's worth of instruments to contaminate anything.
     
  13. paranoidsam

    paranoidsam Tele-Meister

    474
    Jun 23, 2011
    Wales
    No, RAF Kinloss was used to scrap hundreds of aircraft at the end of the war.

    The beach is another site again.

    My Dad grew up in a Spitfire... prefabs!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-18122594
     
  14. is this imitate the flying banana day or what?:D

    oh wait, I see paranoidsam is on the case too! ha ! awesome!
     
  15. skillet

    skillet Tele-Meister

    215
    Feb 13, 2008
    Republic of Texas
    Yes, very confusing. In previous articles about the site, they mentioned how they were able to get a camera of some kind down into a hole and it revealed what appeared to be parts of a Spitfire and then all the speculation about crates, etc, started.

    Now, suddenly they're 'digging in the wrong location' and can't find anything? Wha? How about digging in the stinking camera hole location where you viewed plane parts! heh. (Granted, I'm no Indiana Jones, but something just seems really off about all this.)
     
  16. dented

    dented Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 17, 2006
    Back at the Beach
    Shake it off. Someone will provide a dig with Spits in one condition or another. Too much history has been told. I believe that they are there. I'm not anyone to heed as an advisor or someone with a clue.............I think there are many buried treasures that have still have been lost. I am just going with the numerous reports of such probabilities.
     
  17. paranoidsam

    paranoidsam Tele-Meister

    474
    Jun 23, 2011
    Wales
    I hope so... This dig does seem to be based almost entirely on rumor and conjecture though.

    It did seem a bit too good to be true... 140 Spitfire's, in near perfect condition. Awww it'd be great...
     
  18. +1

    Let them keep digging.

    It is better than the reality shows, where the bumpkins are wrassling with giant oysters or something.

    I hope they find something. But even if they don't.
     
  19. dannew02

    dannew02 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 2, 2010
    Erin Prarie, WI
    Well if a whole bunch of Spit parts show up on Ebay in a couple months, you'll know what happened...:D
     
  20. Capel

    Capel Tele-Holic

    812
    Nov 29, 2007
    Capel, West Oz
     
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