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WWII P40 RAF Fighter Plane discovered in desert.
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Peter_L



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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2012 7:31 pm    Post subject: WWII P40 RAF Fighter Plane discovered in desert. Reply with quote

It is likely that other photos will emerge.

This story and photo from the BBC News.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18038650

Youtube. as of 11th May 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQepSizX26o
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Julian



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'' though the engine and propeller have separated from the fuselage.''

Funny, I guess those exhaust stubs are suspended in mid air then!

Julian.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Julian,

Don't you mean to say "The engine looks very small!"

Peter Wink

p.s. I found the YouTube shots interesting on account of this..

This is only the second one I've seen. The first is the one my father gave me. It's a clockwork mechanism that drives a system of electrical contacts to generate Identification Friend or Foe signals. My father was an airframe rigger during the war and he was interested in clocks.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shades of the "Lady be good" me thinks, if you look the engine is still there but the prop and the reduction gearing at the front has broken free most likely on impact
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Roger-hatchy



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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the comments about souvenir hunters.
Will they never learn.

Why post world wide before recovery,or start of, or at least some form of security.

Having told the world of this find I will be very surprised if there is anything to recover if and when they get permission to recover.
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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roger-hatchy wrote:
I like the comments about souvenir hunters.
Will they never learn.

Why post world wide before recovery,or start of, or at least some form of security.

Having told the world of this find I will be very surprised if there is anything to recover if and when they get permission to recover.



My thoughts exactly, and the people in this place are now known for their respect, just read the comments http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9199wPlO6s
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