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  • WB556
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2011
    • 331

    WW2 wrecks around the world. Can anyone identify them?

    Nice little video slides show of various aircraft wrecks, some in amazing condition. I'm sure they are all very well known and most have been recovered but come on chaps let's see if you can identify what and where!
    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5cc_1337001565
    Sea Harrier FA2 ZD614. Parts always wanted!
  • Jayce
    Order of the Bent Pitot
    • Nov 2010
    • 495

    #2
    Recognised most of them. I'm sure most here did. Few too many to list them all but...

    Glacier Girl
    Swamp Ghost
    The Black Cat Pass B17
    Hawg Wild
    Lady Be Good
    The Svalbard Ju88
    The Russian FW190 recovery now with FHC
    The Bamaga Beauforts
    The Welsh P38
    The Gioia Del Colle Catalina

    etc...

    (Scratching my head wondering what Peter changed )
    Last edited by Jayce; 14th May 2012, 23:48.

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    • WB556
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Sep 2011
      • 331

      #3
      Does anyone know anything about the first wreck?
      Sea Harrier FA2 ZD614. Parts always wanted!

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      • Captivelight
        Registered User
        • May 2012
        • 2

        #4
        Some of the Japanese wrecks were taken in Rabaul on East New Britain ... although sadly many of them will be gone now after the 1994 volcanic eruptions that covered everything up with ash in that area. When we went there in about 1982 there were aircraft wrecks everywhere, as well as other vehicles and weaponry. It was fascinating.
        Last edited by Captivelight; 14th May 2012, 21:25.

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        • critter592
          Rank 5 Registered User
          • Sep 2006
          • 670

          #5
          Caught a brief glimpse of Halifax LL505 (Great Carrs) in there.
          Midlands Air Crash Research

          "Lest We Forget"

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          • Warren F
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jun 2010
            • 47

            #6
            the Canso

            The Canso at around 4:07 looks to be the one near Tofino on Vancouver Island. Crashed on take off sometime in '44 I think. Have to look up the RCAF numbers.

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            • J Boyle
              With malice towards none
              • Oct 2004
              • 9791

              #7
              There is a Catalina in British Columbia (perhaps the one mentioned above) that has a wonderfully intact nose turret. However, it's on park land and recovery is not possible.
              That's unfortunate because nose turrets are in demand fior restoring former fire bombers to military appearance.
              There are two sides to every story. The truth is usually somewhere between the two.

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              • jeepman
                infrequent poster now
                • Apr 2004
                • 1982

                #8
                Originally posted by J Boyle View Post
                There is a Catalina in British Columbia (perhaps the one mentioned above) that has a wonderfully intact nose turret. However, it's on park land and recovery is not possible.
                That's unfortunate because nose turrets are in demand fior restoring former fire bombers to military appearance.
                I notice that the nose turret and side blisters have now even been stripped from the Catalina derelict in Saudi Arabia
                JM

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