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RavenDeBlade #1 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:03 PM

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At least 12 Spitfires found in Burma... David Cundall, 62 has been looking for over 16 years and now found at least 12 that will be restored in Britain.


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Frostilicus #2 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:04 PM

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They had an article about this on BBC News yesterday morning, I believe WN has something to do with it too

PH3N0M3NAL #3 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

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Gameplay Discussion ... well ...

i486DX #4 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

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Never heard of that tank.

RavenDeBlade #5 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

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Posted here because WG is one of the founders for teh search/dig! SO its a CONGRATULATION to Wargaming!

PH3N0M3NAL #6 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

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There is a game with planes you know? It's called www.worldofwarplanes.eu .... you dont think that it would be better to post it there?

UK_Sharazad_87 #7 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

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this has been on the news for litraly months and months.

cjo1964 #8 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

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Maybe a silly question, but what the hell were British Spitfires doing in BURMA anyway ?

I didnt think they flew outside the UK (Battle of Britain and all that !).

Enlighten me oh Obi Wan !


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UPDATE: Thanks to people whio answered my question like adults.

Its a real shame some people do not understand the difference between a genuine inquiry and mockery.

Why would anyone place a negative red strike against a genuine question....now thats sad ?

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Kazomir #9 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

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WHy would someone burry a plane?

RavenDeBlade #10 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

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View PostWolf1991, on 01 December 2012 - 02:22 PM, said:

this has been on the news for litraly months and months.

The news before was that they were LOOKING for the planes, the news now is they have FOUND atleast a dozen of them.

kick_as_killa #11 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:29 PM

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View Postcjo1964, on 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

Maybe a silly question, but what the hell were British Spitfires doing in BURMA anyway ?
I didnt think they flew outside the UK (Battle of Britain and all that !).
Enlighten me oh Obi Wan !

They flew all over the word and were operated by various allied nations throughout the war

Edited by kick_as_killa, 01 December 2012 - 02:30 PM.


Slubbernaught #12 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:34 PM

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View Postcjo1964, on 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

Maybe a silly question, but what the hell were British Spitfires doing in BURMA anyway ?

I didnt think they flew outside the UK (Battle of Britain and all that !).

Enlighten me oh Obi Wan !
Spitfires where used in all theatres of war in WW2.That included Burma.All the main allies used the Spitfire in various roles during WW2.

Frostilicus #13 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:51 PM

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My Great Uncle flew them in Aden - whatever made you think they would be kept within the confines of the UK?

2Girls1Tank #14 Posted 01 December 2012 - 02:58 PM

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Awesome news, I already heard something, but it has becoma rather interesting; thanks for the post =).

piritskenyer #15 Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:04 PM

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View Postcjo1964, on 01 December 2012 - 02:23 PM, said:

Maybe a silly question, but what the hell were British Spitfires doing in BURMA anyway ?

I didnt think they flew outside the UK (Battle of Britain and all that !).

Enlighten me oh Obi Wan !

Think about it a bit. Then the British still had the Empire (that is for the Obi-Wan thing :D ), and so the RAF was deployed there as well.

Chan112 #16 Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:12 PM

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i don't get it .. why are some of you so mean to the guy ... it's not like he posted the news on your faces ..... if you are not interested in planes... don't read the post ... he just posted this here because WG was a part of this project ... i for one  like ww2 era warplanes and i am glad so many of them were discovered . from what i know the spitfire was one of the best ww2 fighter and i wold love to see a squadron of them fly again even if it is just for show :P

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View Posti486DX, on 01 December 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

Never heard of that tank.
It´s a fighter plane.

But this is hardly gameplay discussion.

Still cool though.

Edited by Platypusbill, 01 December 2012 - 03:13 PM.


IPaul72 #18 Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:57 PM

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Hello all
What sort of condition do you think these spits will be in ?
I was lucky enough to stand next to a real one last year and heard it fly over .... it is true what the presenter of the video said, it does make your hair stand on end. The sound of that Merlin is nothing short of magic :)
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View PostIPaul72, on 01 December 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

Hello all
What sort of condition do you think these spits will be in ?
I was lucky enough to stand next to a real one last year and heard it fly over .... it is true what the presenter of the video said, it does make your hair stand on end. The sound of that Merlin is nothing short of magic :)
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Have to agree.Best ever sound was when the Vulcan did a fly over at Leuchars air show.Man the old trouser legs where a flapping lol.

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View PostIPaul72, on 01 December 2012 - 03:57 PM, said:

Hello all
What sort of condition do you think these spits will be in ?
I was lucky enough to stand next to a real one last year and heard it fly over .... it is true what the presenter of the video said, it does make your hair stand on end. The sound of that Merlin is nothing short of magic :)
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They will be the later model with the "Griffin engine" not merlin ...but still sound great ..i live in suffolk and the ones based at duxford fly over here when special things go on air shows /queens birthday ..as suffolk is used as a stageing area for the flight to form up ..and suffolk /norfolk have famous raf/usa bases .i live within a radious of 10 miles from most of those bases  ..and you still look up and think wooo that sounds nice

http://en.wikipedia....ce_and_armament

Edited by chuggaboom, 01 December 2012 - 06:28 PM.





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