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Fancy Buying a Messerschmitt 109 for restoration?
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Old-Nail



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:46 pm    Post subject: Fancy Buying a Messerschmitt 109 for restoration? Reply with quote

It amazes me that stuff like this can still be found seventy years after the battle in which it fought!

Russia being so large and partly due to being formerly Communist I suppose has enabled such finds to turn up quite often.

See it here. http://www.warbirdfinders.co.uk/aircraft_BF109E_wn3523.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've always fancied the idea of a gate guardian Smile just need a bit more room. Dad and I wisely (!) bought the cockpit section of a Fairey Gannet a few years ago. Last I heard it was on loan to an ATC squadron (must ask dad about that sometime)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

every garden should have one Wink



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Make sure you don't loose track of here.

I do like the one in the advert, you could have it on the roof like mr Gibbons used to! Laughing

Cheers

Dave
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i saw a TV programme covering the restoration of a MkV Panther Tank that had been retrieved from a riverbed in Soviet territory. the Soviets had salvaged several German tanks from a battle site but judge this one too difficult to remove at the time. frankly i'm amazed that the Soviets didn't melt the Me109 down for scrap. they're not known for historical nostalgia.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That 109 would look so good in my garden as it is.

Isnt the distressed look in fashion at present?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While mooching about on the net I found this forum topic, epaves d'avion (aircraft wrecks)
Somehow having a WWII Veteran aircraft in the garden seems easier!

http://www.forum-auto.com/les-clubs/discussions-salon/sujet221.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now who was it who was asking if that Alvis was real or not? Very Happy

That little DC3 in the coal bunker is definitely a model. Wink

Peter

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well how about this! Shocked

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmKFqFDRfrQ
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately..

"This video has been removed by the user."

P.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if the nose of say a B-17 would make a good garden shed or gazebo? And what a water feature the 50 calibers would be! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's your greenhouse UJ Laughing



Or perhaps a potting shed!



I'd prefer a big old Radial engine as my garden centrepiece I think! Cool

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to agree there. That radial would get the neighbours talking... Very Happy
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