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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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I'm not sure if any of you guys are aware of this one:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-22411430
Posted May 25, 2013, 18:58:34 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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now there is a treasure I would of liked to find Smiley
Posted May 25, 2013, 20:14:02 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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It's the sole surviving DO-17 in the world and laid safely under the sand about 50ft don until recently. Even the tyres were still inflated when they found it I believe.
Posted May 25, 2013, 20:46:02 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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amazing Smiley
Posted May 26, 2013, 00:37:41 AM Logged

Offline Freddy
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Very cool  Cool
Posted May 26, 2013, 10:58:24 AM Logged

Offline Diesel
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It's great to read stories of this nature, but I cant help but wonder if this is all going to end up in tears.  scratch-head

Given that we found the thing, are going to recover it from it's watery grave, transport it to Hendon, spend thousands restoring it only to have the Krouts insist we give it back as part of their Heritage. Time will tell.  Lips Sealed
Posted May 26, 2013, 11:11:05 AM Logged
It WILL be fine !...

Offline Snowcrash
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If that's the case, Diesel, then do we have to send any UXBs and shrapnel back to them too?

It's in our waters, it's ours.
Posted May 26, 2013, 12:16:10 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Careful what you wish for there snowy, there are WAAAAAAAY more UXB's in Germany thatn the UK, in fact they have had 3 major incidents already in Berlin this year, and bomb disposal is a very dangerous job in Germany crews still get killed by wartime bombs quite often over there.

Diesel there are lot's of precedents of this type, basically the aircraft isn't a wargrave so is fair game for those prepared to salvage it, Russia has loads of aircraft, tanks and other kit that the Gremans left behind in their museums.

And of course it's in UK teritorial waters  Cheesy
Posted May 26, 2013, 15:47:08 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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latest news chaps, looks like the weather has taken a hand in things (surprise surprise!!)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22721897
Posted June 01, 2013, 18:10:18 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Posted June 02, 2013, 17:00:25 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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So they're lifting it at 21:00 today?

Weather's looking ok, hope all goes well.
Posted June 02, 2013, 17:49:37 PM Logged
“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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lets hope it doesn't disintegrate on the way up!!
Posted June 02, 2013, 17:56:06 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Posted June 02, 2013, 18:48:01 PM Logged
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Posted June 03, 2013, 16:20:42 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Latest updaye with some good news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22791545
Posted June 06, 2013, 18:48:14 PM Logged
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