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Old 11-15-2007, 04:42 PM
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Default WWII P-38 Discovered in Wales

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071114/..._fighter_plane


Long story short, a plane was landed on a beach in Wales during WWII, got covered in sand, and only recently uncovered.

Glacier Girl, have you seen this yet?
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Old 11-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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I was just getting ready to post that... Just saw it on FOX news...

Pretty cool. I wonder if they will try to salvage it? I'd say it is eat up with rust...
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Nice post Fred... Good piece of history here....
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Thank the Weazilla, she put me onto it.

They could always seal it somehow as it is, and put it on display like they have at Pensacola NAS.

There they have an exhibit of some planes recovered from Lake Michigan (I think it was that lake...) left in the corroded state, displayed as if still underwater. With shifting lights to represent how sunlight would be hitting after being deflected by waves.
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Thank the Weazilla, she put me onto it.

They could always seal it somehow as it is, and put it on display like they have at Pensacola NAS.

There they have an exhibit of some planes recovered from Lake Michigan (I think it was that lake...) left in the corroded state, displayed as if still underwater. With shifting lights to represent how sunlight would be hitting after being deflected by waves.
I bet that is cool. I have been there, when I was stationed at Eglin back in the '80's.

They did not have that display then... I'd say a lot has changed since I was last there.
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Yeah, they got hit with a hurricane...

Damage has been repaired, but a few planes outside took a beating.
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I bet they did.

Do they still have the museum at Eglin. They were just starting it when I left.
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Yes they do, it's actually quite a nice little setup.


I have several shots on here somewhere, from that museum. In Hopper's P-47 thread, reference shots for the plane he was working on at the time.
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Old 11-15-2007, 06:01 PM
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Cool. I'd like to get back down that way and visit sometime. I was last down there in June of '93
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Let me know, I'll give you the tour.

Just don't take the only set of keys to the car, leaving your wife stranded, and then not answer the phone when she tried desperately to call, and call, and call, and call, and call.....



not that THAT would ever happen.
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LOL Will do bud.

Sounds like you speak from experience on that one...
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the last person I took on tour of the museum.

a fellow watthead, and Hodge's frequenter.

I am waiting for him to chime in any time now.....
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Monkey stole the keys from my wife. SHe tried to call me, but he stole my phone also. I tell you what, if you do go down there, you need to wear a chain connected to all of your valuables, or he will take them.

My poor wife was left without her car.

Beware. I have a feeling FM will be back here to tell you everything is a lie and that I had the keys and my phone. I forgot which Space Ghost character said it, but "Never trust a monkey."
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Found it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsAbKc2LKwM
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LOL... I'll get the truth out of ya'll on that one at SEFF...
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Wont be at SEFF. I will be chilling in Central America
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
dang it now I gotta clean my keyboard again... soda all over it...

too funny...
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Beware. I have a feeling FM will be back here to tell you everything is a lie and that I had the keys and my phone. I forgot which Space Ghost character said it, but "Never trust a monkey."
It's all a lie...

he had the keys, and his phone
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
Wont be at SEFF. I will be chilling in Central America
not if we bomb them first...

I'll call W, see what we can work out.
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Well I guess I'll have to trust the Monkey then huh?!

Man that sounds scary...
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
It's all a lie...

he had the keys, and his phone
Told you he would try to turn this around on me.

Remember what Brak said!
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who is brak?
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oh, THAT brak...


thanks wiki.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brak_(character)
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Broken link. Include the ) and you will be golden
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