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    Thread: OT: WWll plane discovered 70 years after crash in Sahara

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      05-12-2012 09:32 PM #106
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      Here:









      All in response to me before I even posted a second time in this thread.
      So you are gonna continue eh?

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      05-12-2012 09:33 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Dude my original post was sarcasm. You think after all the **** I'm getting in this thread that I really can't take something like that?
      oh so you are just trolling then, I knew it.
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      05-12-2012 09:33 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by GTE77 View Post
      So you are gonna continue eh?
      You can't say something completely wrong and not expect me to.
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      05-12-2012 09:35 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      oh so you are just trolling then, I knew it.
      Sarcasm =/= trolling
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      05-12-2012 09:36 PM #110
      Since we are on the topic of WWII planes, B-25 taken out of a SC lake after 66 years. Amazing how clean it is.



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      05-12-2012 09:39 PM #111
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      05-12-2012 09:41 PM #112
      Please do not feed the troll. Trolls have special diets, properly balanced for nutritional needs. For their health and your safety, do not feed them anything.

      That is by FAR the coolest thing I've ever seen. I can't even fathom. There were NO better examples to start with? lol.
      Haha apparently not! Website says there's only like 4 surviving airframes in the world, rest are scrapped. I mean, the scope of this thing is ridiculous. Look at these pictures:





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      05-12-2012 09:41 PM #113
      This plane was posted about in the Aviation and Space thread a week or so ago

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...gyptian-desert

      I see no reason why this thread can't stay here
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      05-12-2012 09:44 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      no way those footprints could last for 70 years. you'd think even a gust of wind would come by and mess up the original footprints
      Oh look guys! The guy who is yapping his mouth about the thread that doesn't belong in this forum is actually responding about the story as if he really cared about it. You sir are an incessant troll and the biggest hypocrite I've ever seen in this forum. STFU and go address your cognitive disability. K? Have nice day you colossal retard.

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      05-12-2012 09:47 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      Since we are on the topic of WWII planes, B-25 taken out of a SC lake after 66 years. Amazing how clean it is.
      Damn. With the warm weather you'd expect rust to have taken that thing years ago.


      Quote Originally Posted by Isambard View Post
      Haha apparently not! Website says there's only like 4 surviving airframes in the world, rest are scrapped. I mean, the scope of this thing is ridiculous.
      It sure is. I am not a military history buff or enthusiast by any means but the historical content is awesome. Too bad none of the museum pieces were kept in flying condition. I wish they did that more often.
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      05-12-2012 09:52 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by aoj2108 View Post
      Oh look guys! The guy who is yapping his mouth about the thread that doesn't belong in this forum is actually responding about the story as if he really cared about it. You sir are an incessant troll and the biggest hypocrite I've ever seen in this forum. STFU and go address your cognitive disability. K? Have nice day you colossal retard.
      And they keep coming for more.
      Unlike you, who have contributed nothing to this thread, I have not only engaged in discussion about the plane but have also posted a plane and article for the rest of the users to see. Go away, troll.
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      05-12-2012 09:55 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      I am not a military history buff or enthusiast by any means but the historical content is awesome. Too bad none of the museum pieces were kept in flying condition. I wish they did that more often.
      I too have wondered this. Why couldn't the government save at least one or two examples of every plane to preserve them. It's like they needed every single one of them to fight the war. I'm sure today they make sure to save a couple to place in museums.

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      05-12-2012 09:57 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      Since we are on the topic of WWII planes, B-25 taken out of a SC lake after 66 years. Amazing how clean it is.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/1143593...7602415585919/
      Awesome! There's another good story about "Glacier Girl," a P-38 that crashed in Greenland, and was pulled out of the ice, and is now in flying condition. I think it's the only airworthy example in the world. It was going to make it to WWII Weekend a couple years ago, but poor weather scrapped the flight.

      It sure is. I am not a military history buff or enthusiast by any means but the historical content is awesome. Too bad none of the museum pieces were kept in flying condition. I wish they did that more often.
      Yea, it is a shame. There's nothing like being on the ground when these things fly by. Certainly gives me chills!

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      05-12-2012 10:00 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      And they keep coming for more.
      Unlike you, who have contributed nothing to this thread, I have not only engaged in discussion about the plane but have also posted a plane and article for the rest of the users to see. Go away, troll.
      Thanks for proving to everyone that you're a hypocrite. How the heck are you going to "engage in discussion about the plane" and also post pics and articles, and then turn around and tell everyone to stop posting in this thread because it doesn't belong here and then disrespect a fellow forum member who tried to share a fantastic story of how his grandfather served this great country. You either have a double personality or are possessed with an entire legion of demons. The power of Christ compels you troll!

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      05-12-2012 10:01 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by aoj2108 View Post
      I too have wondered this. Why couldn't the government save at least one or two examples of every plane to preserve them. It's like they needed every single one of them to fight the war. I'm sure today they make sure to save a couple to place in museums.
      The Smithsonian has a pretty good selection, and combined with the other private museums around the world, they probably have an example of most everything. It would be awesome if you could see all of them in one place though.

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      05-12-2012 10:09 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      Three pages of bitching about the correct forum and now posting like nothing happened?

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      05-12-2012 10:10 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Three pages of bitching about the correct forum and now posting like nothing happened?
      ^^^ True Story ^^^

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      05-12-2012 10:11 PM #123
      this is pretty awesome.

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      05-12-2012 10:16 PM #124
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      ^^^ True Story ^^^

      Well, I suppose the professional-level asshattery I see here is one of the reasons I keep coming back.

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      05-12-2012 10:21 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Three pages of bitching about the correct forum and now posting like nothing happened?
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      05-12-2012 10:21 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by DerSpiegel View Post
      Well, I suppose the professional-level asshattery I see here is one of the reasons I keep coming back.
      Everyone has their reasons to keep coming back

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      05-12-2012 11:36 PM #129
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      05-12-2012 11:43 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by Run L1ke H3LL View Post
      This thread is cracking me up
      me too, i'm sitting here laughing at all the fighting.

      dude (who hating), this is a cool thread. no, it's not car related, but like someone else said, it would die and no one would see it if it were in the aviation forum. love this! this is a titanic-like find i think!!!! even cooler since it's on land, and people actually have access to this and have over the past 65 years or so. insane. there should be research, and a documentary on it.


      i'm surprised top gear didn't find this on a challenge!

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      05-12-2012 11:44 PM #131
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      05-12-2012 11:48 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      Since we are on the topic of WWII planes, B-25 taken out of a SC lake after 66 years. Amazing how clean it is.
      It is so clean, you would think it had been soaking in water for 66 years.
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      05-13-2012 05:18 AM #135
      My dad was in the Airforce. Purposefully enlisted in war time of Vietnam, went to basic, went out for a pilots position. Lied on his app that he didn't have asthma and proceeded to collapse from an asthma attack shortly after basic. His father, my grandfather was not only a tank commander for armored recon in Korea, but was also a pilot so it was in the blood. My pops then joined the Civil Air Patrol and spent years searching for wrecks and downed planes and assist in missing flights. My dad not only built a 1/4 scale P-47 Thunderbolt with a bubble top canopy when I was a kid, but also rebuilt a Taylorcraft tail dragger, and a Mooney 20B that bellied in. I don't fly, no real desire, plus its hideously expensive for a hobby.

      Anyone hear about the 20 odd Spitfires they found buried in Burma a month or so ago? Apparently, at the end of the war, they were determined to be obsolete, and rather then fall into the hands of another government, or spend the effort to ship them back across the world, they were buried. Still preserved in wax/grease in crates, 20, in the jungle in Burma... Crazy as this basically, when these are rebuilt, will DOUBLE the amount of flying spitfires left!

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      05-13-2012 05:23 AM #136
      The weird part about these wrecks is yes, they are historical, and sometimes a very important piece of history. It is also usually the final resting place for a brave pilot and crew. I would find it very creepy to be flying in a rebuilt plane, or seeing it rebuilt knowing that at one time it had gone down, taking its souls on board to the grave.....
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      05-13-2012 06:50 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by VDub2625 View Post
      It sure is. I am not a military history buff or enthusiast by any means but the historical content is awesome. Too bad none of the museum pieces were kept in flying condition. I wish they did that more often.
      Look up the Confederate Air Force. Its a great group. They have a B24 they tour with that came out of the factory when my grandfather was the drop forge foreman there. He probably oversaw, or even worked, on that plane.

      The problem with a lot of these is that the government will not let the bigger ones fly. Reason being that they can still deliver payloads, regular or worst case nuclear. I remember talking to the guys about the B24 and they said that they found it in a desert scrap yard. Spent a while talking to them at an air show. They said it took years to get permission and permits from the government and then they were given ONE chance to fly it out of the area. If it didnt take off, it would not be allowed to go anywhere.

      Quote Originally Posted by mikes96GTI View Post
      The weird part about these wrecks is yes, they are historical, and sometimes a very important piece of history. It is also usually the final resting place for a brave pilot and crew. I would find it very creepy to be flying in a rebuilt plane, or seeing it rebuilt knowing that at one time it had gone down, taking its souls on board to the grave.....
      I dont think its that bad. For a lot of these air crews, that plane was their family. I would think that they would like that it continued to foster relationships long after theyre gone. WWII service men have emotional relationships with their equipment. I remember watching a WWII tank restoration. Tey found the original operator and after it was done, flew him out so that he could drive it and sit in the turret during a parade. When he saw it, he instantly broke down. Then he climbed in and gave it the beans like he did in Germany during WWII.
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      05-13-2012 07:12 AM #138
      Give me ze crezent wrench und sum new spahhk plugs - you kin fly eet outta heer


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      05-13-2012 07:23 AM #139
      Too bad the mods allowed one sorry person destroy what could have been a really cool thread.
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      sprayed it on, waited some time, and proceeded to go at it with a scraper, some pliers, and a lot of f-ing hard work.

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      the reason the engine looks like it was taken apart is because any rubber made part has rotted away from heat and time. Only metal parts remain. The tire survived because how thick it is.

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