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Spitfires in Burma

Started by DD1975, April 14, 2012, 11:10:23 AM

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DD1975

I shall be watching avidly to see how they get on.........I find this story very interesting as I'd never heard about Spits being buried in Burma before this story broke in April! 

I seriously hope they make a documentary of the digs so we get to see the resyults if they find the aircraft.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

Close encounters of the Merlin kind.

Should be interesting. Look forward to seeing the digs start in Jan. The article I saw on TV said 'all we know is that there is metal there. We can't tell scrap from Spitfires'.
The only way forward now, is to dig.
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DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

I hope they find something.

I felt enlightened by the image of the Spitfire captioned 'The Spitfire's Winning Design' - great that they thought to put an engine in it...

DD1975

It's even greater when you consider that the Merlin engine wouldn't have been developed at all if it hadn't been for the private funding of Lady Houston who paid £100,000for Rolls Royce to develop the PV 12 engine for the Supermarie S6 (Also designed by RJ Mitchell) Schneider trophy entry in 1931!!
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Here is the latestet update I can find on this:

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/team-still-chasing-spitfire-dream.html

It would seeem that the Archeologists are still fairly optomistic at this stage.
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Snowcrash

I had assumed it was on a slow down due to the political situation in Burma.

Not sure where the troubles are occuring compared to where they are.
"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

Freddy

   :bottom: Oh well it was worth a try...

DD1975

It did seem a bit too good to be true, but I really was hoping
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer


DD1975

Naughty me, I glossed over that as I thought is was to do with Burma!!  :Head-Slap:

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer