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Spitfires in Burma

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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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It seem that there may be 20 more Spits in the world very soon:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-17710598
Posted April 14, 2012, 11:10:23 AM Logged
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Offline Data
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Well that is good news, hope they find them.
Posted April 14, 2012, 11:45:57 AM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Still in the crates they should be in good nick!!
Posted April 14, 2012, 12:08:13 PM Logged
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Offline Data
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Yeah, I was thinking the same thing  Smiley
Posted April 14, 2012, 12:17:50 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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The parts would have been well greased, in some cases it may even be just a matter of putting them together!!
Posted April 14, 2012, 12:20:17 PM Logged
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Offline Snowcrash
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Stop any sanctions now if they'll give us the Spits.

The sound bite about Burma in the news was...
On a scale of 0-10 on the road to democracy, Burma is approaching 1.

So don't hold your breath.
Posted April 14, 2012, 18:46:24 PM Logged
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Offline Freddy
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A Downing Street source said: "The Spitfire is arguably the most important plane in the history of aviation, playing a crucial role in the Second World War.

They not heard of Hurricanes then ?  Spitfires were great but they always forget...
Posted April 14, 2012, 19:11:09 PM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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To be fair the hurri's moment came in the battle of Britain (where it downed 2/3 of the total kills of the RAF) and after that was quickly relegated to other theaters and slowly phased out as more modern aircraft came into service.

The Spit lasted the duration of the war and was the backbone of the RAF fighter force.

Sidney Camm, Hawkers chief designer put it the best in my opinion when asked about putting eleptical wings on the Tempest:

"If it didn't look like a Spitfire they wouldn't buy it"

Posted April 14, 2012, 20:09:01 PM Logged
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Offline Diesel
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Not quite Burma, Duxford near to where I live. You may wish to turn the sound up a little for this.  thumbsup




Simply for the pleasure, enjoy. Cheesy
Posted April 14, 2012, 20:51:47 PM Logged
It WILL be fine !...

Offline Snowcrash
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Cool vid.

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Posted April 14, 2012, 21:13:54 PM Logged
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Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Amazing vid, I really have to get to Duxford one day  thumbsup

Now imagine a wartime squadron was around 12 aircraft, imagine what it would have been like seeing 3 squardons being scrambled from Duxford in 1940!!!

Better yet, imagine W/C Douglas Baders Duxford "Big Wing" of 5 squardons of Hurricanes and Spitfires going over, that would have been so impressive.
Posted April 15, 2012, 14:43:05 PM Logged
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Offline sybershot
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I hope they play on flying them in airshows if they find them, and not just stick them in some museum.
Great Video, that is one of those videos that make one say, I wish I could of been there  Grin
Posted April 16, 2012, 01:18:20 AM Logged

Offline DD1975 Topic starter
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Finally some news on this article, looks like the digging could begin in January 2013.....hope they find out if there is anything there before the monsoon season starts or they might get a tad wet  Cheesy


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

Posted November 29, 2012, 13:11:02 PM Logged
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Offline GT40
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I hope all the pilots are safe...



Posted November 29, 2012, 16:30:20 PM Logged

Offline Data
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 lol GT

I saw it on the news that the dig was going ahead, thought of you DD  Smiley   
Posted November 29, 2012, 19:09:33 PM Logged
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