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  1. #31
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    uh, lost this one!
    Yeah, that's Skipper, a P-40 recovered in the sea on the Anzio area some 20 years ago now! It received a thoroughly treatment to stop the corrosion caused by salt water, and while cleaning it the original colors and insignas came out. Some of the "make up" they did might scare the purists (i.e. average modern rivets used on some panels..) but at least she's up and it's a big witness of those days..
    Once the recovery was done the pilot of the time was invited here in italy and he could rejoin his machine: needless to say the first thing he asked was if they found out what caused the engine seizure!! Ah, pilots
    I have a vague remember about the cause of the ditching, same for the pilot info after he ditched it, but i dont wanna start speculation

    Alex

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    Angry Incidentally. . .

    NB. This is an old thread, BR

    Quote Originally Posted by Whitley_Project View Post
    There was a ki-27 that came out of the sea off Thailand which is in similar - seemingly - excellent condition.
    http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20...00405-yom-soci
    reported:

    Article dated 14 July 2007.

    In January 2007, wreck of WWII IJAAF Nakajima Ki-27 Type 97 fighter found in Bataan Peninsula, Luzon Island, Philippines, after 65 years.

    On 9 February 1942, Staff Sergeant Kurosawa Toshisada of 50th Sentai, IJAAF, and five wingmen engaged USAAF P-40s.
    While chasing a P-40, Kurosawa's aircraft crashed near cloud-coverd peak of Mariveres Mountain, and became missing in action.
    Last edited by BlueRobin; 14th July 2007 at 21:29.
    Republic of Korea Air Force KF-16 missing photographs

    http://www.f-16.net/aircraft-databas...irforce/ROKAF/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moggy C View Post
    Just back from a mini-holiday.

    Spotted this in a museum.



    Moggy
    Museum? Looks more like a farmers barn all that's missing is a few chickens
    The mind once expanded by a new idea never returns to its original size.

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