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ilhilh #1 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:32 AM

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http://www.bbc.co.uk...d-asia-21074699

It was only the other day I read that they had found a crate but couldn't see inside but it now seems there is nothing there.  The guy who started it all says they are looking in the wrong place but it seems like WG seems to accept that they are not there.  I doubt it will do anything negative to their reputation but it is not going to turn into the  amazing story and massive publicity they hoped it would be...

Which is a shame, would have been nice for them to have found of those beautiful machines to take to the skies again.


edit: neg rep for talking about a relevant news story? seriously?


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Hardass #2 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

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The crate you are on about isnt part of the main find its in a seperate location the main find they have all ready started digging on

cimajes #3 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:36 AM

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I still don't understand why would you bury an airplane...in fact not just one, but 134 :Smile_sceptic:

Cobra6 #4 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:42 AM

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So if Wargaming funds the excavations does that mean they own the planes?

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krazypenguin #5 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

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OP - probably neg repped for posting in gameplay, rather than off topic, but it's been fixed now anyway ;-)

Poor headline from the BBC, very misleading, "Archaeologists believe no Spitfires buried in Burma"  which if you read the article then becomes "Archaeologists hunting for World War II Spitfires in Burma believe there are no planes buried at the sites where they have been digging"  Not the same thing at all.

Long story short the guy has testimony from people there at the time (US & Uk military personnel & locals) stating that they buried them.  So unless someone somehow managed to recover them without anyone spotting them, which obviously is not the case, they must still be there somewhere.  One does not simply...recover 124 buried Spitfires without someone knowing about it. ;-)

@cimajes - when the war ended there was TONS of surplus military equipment of all types.  124 Spitfires still crated up in Burma would have been more of a headache than anything else.  Cheaper and simpler to just ditch them than do anything else with it so you just dig a big hole, put it in and cover it up.  Job done.

Murphy1up #6 Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

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This is only 1 dig at one location at the airport.  If you read the full article the crate they found for example is at a totally different site and they also have another area they are going to be checking out.

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View Postcimajes, on 18 January 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

I still don't understand why would you bury an airplane...in fact not just one, but 134 :Smile_sceptic:

Lots of reasons in that era. So you didn't have to pay for them, so you didn't have to ship them back were the main ones.

MadInAShed #8 Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:01 AM

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To be honest, if they are there i really don't give two hoots why they buried them, I am just thankful that they did. Too many old great planes are being lost from the skies for one reason or another (Vulcan, Lightning, Mosquito, Concorde :P)

Zoraktar #9 Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:03 AM

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First when i did read this.

Then i realized...
Damn i kinda hoped they would be found already. Could be nice to read about them more.

AN225 #10 Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:05 AM

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You can come to my country, we have 6 "Orao" planes, and 2 MIG-21 still under ground. There is total of aprox 16.8t of bombs plus fuel in all 8 planes
They are buried for last 13 years
They were in underground hangar witch collapsed during bombing

So if anyone wants this in their garage :D

Zoraktar #11 Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:07 AM

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View PostAN225, on 18 January 2013 - 11:05 AM, said:

You can come to my country, we have 6 "Orao" planes, and 2 MIG-21 still under ground. There is total of aprox 16.8t of bombs plus fuel in all 8 planes
They are buried for last 13 years
They were in underground hangar witch collapsed during bombing

So if anyone wants this in their garage :D
Hmm... Where is my shovel?

ilhilh #12 Posted 18 January 2013 - 12:27 PM

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View PostEctar, on 18 January 2013 - 10:51 AM, said:

This is only 1 dig at one location at the airport.  If you read the full article the crate they found for example is at a totally different site and they also have another area they are going to be checking out.

I thought I had read it all but then I missed the paragraph mentioning the crate.  The headline and opening paragraph of the BBC article are somewhat misleading though if you ask me.

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View PostEctar, on 18 January 2013 - 10:51 AM, said:

This is only 1 dig at one location at the airport.  If you read the full article the crate they found for example is at a totally different site and they also have another area they are going to be checking out.

Still hopefull at least I know where my money is going to now .. A big hole in the ground !!!   :facepalmic:  :Smile-playing: (sorry couldnt resist it..)Im joking before the fan boys get all neg reppy!!

I really hope they find them it would be amazing to see those babys flying again... !! more then the few we have now that is..  :Smile_honoring:

Edited by Dronier, 18 January 2013 - 01:08 PM.


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View PostCobra6, on 18 January 2013 - 10:42 AM, said:

So if Wargaming funds the excavations does that mean they own the planes?

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Not all of them but I read somewhere if tehre found UK gets some many and the rest go to Russia so that would explain that one .. NOT FACT just what I heard..!!

Hardass #15 Posted 18 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

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View Postcimajes, on 18 January 2013 - 10:36 AM, said:

I still don't understand why would you bury an airplane...in fact not just one, but 134 :Smile_sceptic:

Tehy were burried when it was clear that burma was about to fall so it was US engineres that burried them to prevent them falling into enemy hands

Murphy1up #16 Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:45 PM

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View Postilhilh, on 18 January 2013 - 12:27 PM, said:

The headline and opening paragraph of the BBC article are somewhat misleading though if you ask me.

Agree, they're just focusing on something negative then adding the details about the other locations as if they're not a big deal.





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