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  • fighterace
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Dec 2005
    • 257

    DIG WW2 tonight unearth a mk12 Spitfire

    For those that can tune into BBC1 Northern Ireland DIG WW2 9.00pm, Dan snow and his team excavate a MK12 spitfire lost On the 6th January 1944 flown by Flt Off Harold Frederick Heninger

    Here's a clip of the programe

    Gareth


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00smlqp
  • Creaking Door
    Rank 5 Registered User
    • Sep 2006
    • 9863

    #2
    Episode 1 available on BBC iPlayer - nobody bother me for an hour!
    WA$.

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    • Growler
      In the Heart of England.
      • Feb 2004
      • 403

      #3
      Thoroughly enjoyed Episode 1, and my two boys (aged 7 and 10) were riveted to it, especially the Spitfire dig, and have announced that they want to watch the whole series. Good score, BBC.
      Along the edge of this airfield, the old prop-shaft airliners stand.
      Altimeters reading zero, formless memories lingering...


      theguitarsmith.com

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      • JollyGreenSlugg
        Rank 5 Registered User
        • Jul 2006
        • 206

        #4
        Wot, only one?!

        Ahem...

        In all seriousness, it sounds fascinating. I'll have to see whether we can get it in the far-off parts of the former Empire.

        Cheers,
        Matt
        Last edited by JollyGreenSlugg; 21st May 2012, 20:55.

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        • Oxcart
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          • Nov 2007
          • 2092

          #5
          It was when Mr Snow proclaimed that Martin Baker invented the ejectiin seat that I decided his 'research' was somewhat lacking!
          Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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            #6
            Was it another one of those ejector seat equipped Spitfires the press are so fond of telling us about, then?

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            • spit1940
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Sep 2011
              • 256

              #7
              Think i heard him say that catalinas never had undercarrige fitted as they were mostly to be found on the water.

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              • me109g4
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                • May 2009
                • 554

                #8
                Hmm, I tried watching the clip, but it looks like the BBc doesnt want the "colonists" to see it,,,

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                • 1958biggles
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                  • Oct 2006
                  • 118

                  #9
                  BBC iplayer issues

                  Try using a programme for your computer called ADtelly - works great in Canada and New Zealand!

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                  • Dan Johnson
                    Wannabe Yank in the RAF
                    • Mar 2003
                    • 997

                    #10
                    Was lucky enough to see some photos of that dig back when it was happening. The Griffon III that came out was a beauty. Lots of good bits. EN223. Maybe someday flying in 91 colors along EN224 in 41 colors?

                    Hey I can dream can't I?

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                    • me109g4
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                      • May 2009
                      • 554

                      #11
                      Thanks Biggles, i will look into that. and Dan is the Griffon saveable? i have no knowlwdge of this aircraft so dont know how it hard it hit.

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                      • Easyrider5258
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                        • Mar 2009
                        • 257

                        #12
                        Originally posted by me109g4 View Post
                        is the Griffon saveable?

                        Looked fairly intact but has crankcase damage from throwing a con-rod which caused the loss of the Aircraft.









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                        • me109g4
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                          • May 2009
                          • 554

                          #13
                          Sounds messy,, and expensive.

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                          • Oxcart
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                            • Nov 2007
                            • 2092

                            #14
                            Anyone know if there is any chance of the data plate flying again? (ooh, controversial!)
                            Give a man a fish and eat for a day. Give a man a fishing rod and he'll eat for a lifetime. Give a man religion and he'll die praying for a fish!

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