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KRISTORF
05-08-2010, 03:32 PM
P38 'found' on Welsh beach...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new...er-emerged-seas.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1274292/Buried-Welsh-beach-60-years-World-War-II-fighter-emerged-seas.html)

Friendly_flyer
05-08-2010, 03:39 PM
Neat!

Do you think they'll attempt to restore it fully?

blairgowrie
05-08-2010, 03:59 PM
I wonder who it belongs to. The finders?

jarink
05-08-2010, 04:02 PM
No way this would fly. Too much corrosion and other damage. The only way I can see it flying would be if the dataplate was used on a new-build (or partially rebuilt) airframe.

Treetop64
05-08-2010, 10:26 PM
Yep. As the article stated that thing's been immersed in sand and sea water for decades.

wheelsup_cavu
05-11-2010, 03:36 PM
Nice find Kristorf. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif


Wheels

Choctaw111
05-11-2010, 05:12 PM
I really enjoyed reading about this.
Every time I see similar articles, I always wonder how many more wrecks are out there just waiting to be found. Some may even be in pristine condition.

FeiHu
05-16-2010, 08:20 PM
Ya,won't fly again.Still an amazing find!

TinyTim
05-17-2010, 03:15 AM
Wow, amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Whenever something like this happens I wonder - when the pilot crashed, walked away without a scratch and returned to his AF, he must have filled some papers as to where and how the plane went missing. Many more wrecks in such a good state could maybe be found just by looking at these papers if they exist - shallow waters of sea or river shores were a popular crash landing spots to my knowledge. There is no doubt in my mind that todays technology (based on magnetic anomaly detection) would allow to search larger areas for a WW2 plane sized objects beneath the sand.

The first picture is amazing too!

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2010/05/07/article-0-0977BD9A000005DC-557_634x507.jpg