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  • DAIRD
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    Some 20 or 25 years ago, a farmer out of a neighboured village found some wreckage of a 1943 downed R.A.F. Lancaster while he was cutting furrows. Although the crashsite was known and most of the pieces were collected by German authorities in Autumn of 1943, it was a surprise, after more than 40 years still finding some parts of that aircraft.

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  • uy707
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    Originally posted by DAIRD
    In 1999 they pulled out a FW-200 lying on the ground of the Trondheimfjord. The Condor was nearly complete, but broke to pieces only minutes after they got out of the water.

    Too bad, as this find was really unique.
    yes, Russia and the Pacific may be real troves, especially the latter area as scores of Japanese aircrafts may come back to light. On the dark side, restauring them even for static display may prove impossible due to exessive corrosion.
    China and the Koreas can be considered as paradises of aircraft archeology sooner or later

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  • turbotraker
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    Originally posted by DAIRD
    Guess you mean a Superfortress (B-29 / B-50)...
    My mistake, yes it was a Superfortress

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  • Cam
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    That is pretty cool. Interesting that is was under the feet of so many people before is was ever discovered. Makes you think of what's under you....

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  • DAIRD
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    Guess you mean a Superfortress (B-29 / B-50)...

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  • turbotraker
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    Originally posted by Omar Alex Saffe
    I just would like to know how many old wreck we'll still be able to find like this. My guess is that Pacific islands and Russia are probably places where you can find some really nice warbird treasures.

    Alex
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/insideout/north...ark-peak.shtml

    We went up to dark peak moor (Derbyshire UK) during the summer and found a wreck of a Superfortress, plenty of wreckage still littered around. Subsequently we learned there have been around 100 aircraft crashes on the moor. With the majority of wreckage still there.

    http://www.sheffieldontheinternet.co.uk/ghost.html

    Spooky!!
    Last edited by turbotraker; 2007-12-15, 20:27. Reason: correction

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  • JordanD
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    Originally posted by z740
    That's why every time Aeroflot needs a replacement part they head up to the mountains to search for parts from one of their wrecks.

    -Chris
    Kinda like when a redneck needs a car part they just go pick one off the lawn.

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  • DAIRD
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    In 1999 they pulled out a FW-200 lying on the ground of the Trondheimfjord. The Condor was nearly complete, but broke to pieces only minutes after they got out of the water.

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  • DAL767-400ER
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    Originally posted by Omar Alex Saffe
    I just would like to know how many old wreck we'll still be able to find like this. My guess is that Pacific islands and Russia are probably places where you can find some really nice warbird treasures.

    Alex
    You can find those old warbirds pretty much everywhere. Can't count how many German Fokkers, Messerschmitts and Dorniers have been pulled out of Scandinavian fjords over the years.

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  • z740
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    Originally posted by Omar Alex Saffe


    Aeroflot Rocks !!!

    (seriously)

    Alex
    You make me laugh!

    -Chris

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  • Alex - Spot-This !
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    Originally posted by z740
    That's why every time Aeroflot needs a replacement part they head up to the mountains to search for parts from one of their wrecks.
    -Chris


    Aeroflot Rocks !!!

    (seriously)

    Alex

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  • z740
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    Originally posted by Omar Alex Saffe
    I just would like to know how many old wreck we'll still be able to find like this. My guess is that Pacific islands and Russia are probably places where you can find some really nice warbird treasures.

    Alex
    That's why every time Aeroflot needs a replacement part they head up to the mountains to search for parts from one of their wrecks.

    -Chris

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  • Alex - Spot-This !
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    I just would like to know how many old wreck we'll still be able to find like this. My guess is that Pacific islands and Russia are probably places where you can find some really nice warbird treasures.

    Alex

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  • P-38 missing for 65 years uncovers in Wales.

    This is a suprising find considering that it is on a public beach. It will be interesting to see what they decide to do with the Airframe once it is recovered.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770
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