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manateeadams #1 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:11 PM

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I know this is in the wrong section but I'd like to thank Wargaming for there help in the search and hopefully the return of the Spitfires in Burma.

mizantropi79 #2 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

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Posted Image   HUH ?

Shaka_D #3 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:16 PM

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I know what you're talking about mate. Agreed. Good job WG!

Panzer_Fenris #4 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

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View Postmizantropi79, on 07 January 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

Posted Image   HUH ?

There you go.
http://www.heritaged...res-expedition/

geekuma #5 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

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View Postmizantropi79, on 07 January 2013 - 04:13 PM, said:

HUH ?

They found boxes of Spitfires (literally) in Burma. Wargaming is supporting the excavations.
Read from here: http://www.escapistm...e-Spitfire-Find

This might be more proper thread in World of Warplanes, though :-) Check their blog http://worldofwarpla...eu/en/blog/main


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gelezinisNAGAS #6 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:19 PM

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probably this:http://www.multivu.c...on-world-war-ii

anonym_7penZrHGljMO #7 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20515659

If they keep supporting stuff like this i'm more than happy to keep pushing cash their way :)

triggerbunny #8 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

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+1 WG.

Gizmoduck #9 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:34 PM

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Good job WG..i might just buy myself somw gold to celebrate....il buy more when i see one flying again!

Kuad #10 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:35 PM

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Excellent. If anyone needed a good excuse to buy some gold, or a premium tank then this is it.

Homer_J #11 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM

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If they find anything which looks remotely like a spitfire I'll buy another tier 8 premium.

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View PostHomer_J, on 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:

If they find anything which looks remotely like a spitfire I'll buy another tier 8 premium.

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Stokkolm #13 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

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Uh, I hoped to see some fresh info on the subject.

Lemmingtrain #14 Posted 07 January 2013 - 04:56 PM

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As much as I'd like to see them found intact and in a servicable condition, I suspect that if they do exist they are little more than scrap.  It is far more likely that like many 'redundant' aircraft at the time/at war end they were simply disposed of by bulldozer, bonfire, or a combination of both.  Being realistic, why bother going to the considerable effort of burying them when 10 minutes with a dozer, some petrol, a match and the job is done.

I would love to be proved wrong though and good luck to the team and good on WGN for financing the expedition :Smile_Default:

Edited by Lemmingtrain, 07 January 2013 - 04:57 PM.


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View PostHomer_J, on 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:

If they find anything which looks remotely like a spitfire I'll buy another tier 8 premium.

You better keep your wallet ready. Measurements already confirmed there are hollow wooden boxes with metal in them.

Lemmingtrain #16 Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

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View PostCorvi, on 07 January 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

You better keep your wallet ready. Measurements already confirmed there are hollow wooden boxes with metal in them.

Linky please

Supernashwan #17 Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

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View PostLemmingtrain, on 07 January 2013 - 04:56 PM, said:

As much as I'd like to see them found intact and in a servicable condition, I suspect that if they do exist they are little more than scrap.  It is far more likely that like many 'redundant' aircraft at the time/at war end they were simply disposed of by bulldozer, bonfire, or a combination of both.  Being realistic, why bother going to the considerable effort of burying them when 10 minutes with a dozer, some petrol, a match and the job is done.

I would love to be proved wrong though and good luck to the team and good on WGN for financing the expedition :Smile_Default:

Well the interview I heard on the radio a while back thought they where the new Griffon engine versions rather than the more common Merlin ones, and that they think they had been buried intact in their shipping containers, they arrived too late for the war, why they decided to bury them I don't know.

"Spitfire XIVs began to arrive in the South-East Asian Theatre in June 1945, too late to operate against the Japanese"

Would be fantastic to see a flight of super powered Griffon engine spits dug our of the ground and flown  :Smile_Default:

Homer_J #18 Posted 07 January 2013 - 05:19 PM

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View PostStokkolm, on 07 January 2013 - 04:55 PM, said:

Uh, I hoped to see some fresh info on the subject.

Digging starts on the 12th I believe.

It will be interesting to see what they do find.  A data plate alone would be worth a lot of money because with that you can make a replica and call it a reconstruction.

SirDixie #19 Posted 07 January 2013 - 06:57 PM

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View PostSupernashwan, on 07 January 2013 - 05:02 PM, said:

Would be fantastic to see a flight of super powered Griffon engine spits dug our of the ground and flown  :Smile_Default:

Nah, the Griffon sounds like a tractor compared to the Merlin.

View PostHomer_J, on 07 January 2013 - 05:19 PM, said:


It will be interesting to see what they do find.  A data plate alone would be worth a lot of money because with that you can make a replica and call it a reconstruction.

That's the truth, which is why finding anything will mean finding something with potential.  A few bolts dug up from the ground is the difference between a rebuild and a replica, which is the difference between an expensive toy or a priceless antique.  Griffon engine Spits tend to be less valuable than the Merlin ones as well, although that's only an issue if you wanted to sell it on.

Lemmingtrain #20 Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

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Well they have found a crate but it's full of water - most likely some pilot noob trying to avoid the repair bill :Smile_trollface-3:

http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-20957162




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