±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big

Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Go to page 1, 2  Next
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TimRoyall
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 191
Location: Holland
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 3:17 am
Post subject: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

ok, I know it's not about afvs but if true this could be the 'barn find' of all time!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-...s-17710598

And it's under the politics section!

Tim,
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:32 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Tim

Not a big 'wingie-thingie' fan, BUT that is too cool !!

Thanks for the link.
Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Shadow_Bshwackr
Janitor

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 20, 2005
Posts: 6945
Location: Central Illinois, USA
PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:05 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Great story! Thanks Tim... Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1183

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 9:16 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

A prop-head's "winkfest" lads!

I'm on my second box of tissues already.
Now we want all those crated Corsairs & Seafires, thrown overboard off Australia.
Back to top
View user's profile
Roy_A_Lingle
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1997
Location: El Paso & Ft Bliss, Texas
PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:55 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Thanks Tim!

Hope they do find them.

When I can not find any AFVs to look at, then I look for airplanes, then ships.

Sgt, Scouts out!

_________________
"You can never have too much reconnaissance."
General G.S. Patton Jr.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1183

PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:50 pm
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

A much better update in today's Sunday Telegraph.
MkXIVs, buried in their crates, the comments are worth reading!
www.telegraph.co.uk/tr...Burma.html

"Amazing how the very same newspaper can run this well-informed story and at the same time print the pathetic tat from the front page, which merely confirmed the general impression that your average journalist has a surface facility with words but no other operative mental functions."
Back to top
View user's profile
Rikard_Hufschmied
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 457
Location: Stockholm, Sweden
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:38 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

It really stirs the imagination. I have similar dream, a dream I'd really like to make an ambition, to locate and salvage the Bulgarian pillbox Panthers. If nothing else I'd like to get resolve on the issue if they are still out there.

_________________
Frustra Nate Vive Devincere
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dontos
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3436
Location: Vine Grove, KY
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:58 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

In the late 70's as an imagination filled teenager living in Germany, I always dreamt of discovering a 'long-lost & forgotten' underground storage facility packed with tanks, left over from WWII.

This was fueled by an 'urban legend' in the Kaiserslautern area of an underground storage bunker in the area of one of the American housing areas that I happened to live in.

Alas reality crept in and dashed such hopes of finding the imaginary cache and riding in 'my' discovered & recovered Tiger II.

Sort of an 'Armor Archaeologist'. (!?)

Regards
Don
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger Photo Gallery
Michel_Krauss
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Oct 30, 2009
Posts: 953
Location: Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:41 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Nice story.

It does not has to be that big, I will do with a barn find WW2 German motorcycle or car .. Wink

_________________
I'm Not Crazy, I'm Just Not You
Back to top
View user's profile
TrevorLarkum
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Sep 15, 2007
Posts: 1596
Location: Northampton, England
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:46 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

- Dontos
In the late 70's as an imagination filled teenager living in Germany, I always dreamt of discovering a 'long-lost & forgotten' underground storage facility packed with tanks, left over from WWII.

This was fueled by an 'urban legend' in the Kaiserslautern area of an underground storage bunker in the area of one of the American housing areas that I happened to live in.

Alas reality crept in and dashed such hopes of finding the imaginary cache and riding in 'my' discovered & recovered Tiger II.


I've just been reading a book that talks about something similar under/near the old Panzerkaserne in Paderborn - apparently it was taken seriously enough for archeologists to be brought in to investigate, but nothing was found.

_________________
Trevor

Dr Trevor Larkum
Preserved Tanks: PreservedTanks.com
Armour Archive: ArmourArchive.co.uk
EVs
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website
Dennis_Smith
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Posts: 192

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:16 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

More wingy thingys in the news:

P-40 found in desert
Back to top
View user's profile
Doug_Kibbey
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 22, 2006
Posts: 4632
Location: The Great Satan
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:47 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

- Dontos
In the late 70's as an imagination filled teenager living in Germany, I always dreamt of discovering a 'long-lost & forgotten' underground storage facility packed with tanks, left over from WWII.

This was fueled by an 'urban legend' in the Kaiserslautern area of an underground storage bunker in the area of one of the American housing areas that I happened to live in.

Alas reality crept in and dashed such hopes of finding the imaginary cache and riding in 'my' discovered & recovered Tiger II.

Sort of an 'Armor Archaeologist'. (!?)

Regards
Don


Don't jerk us around, Don...everyone here knows you dream of finding an M50 runner chassis and six recoilless rifles. Laughing
Back to top
View user's profile Visit poster's website Photo Gallery
Pzkpfw-e
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 1183

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:48 am
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

It's getting dirty now!
www.telegraph.co.uk/hi...Burma.html
Back to top
View user's profile
JG300-Ascout
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 04, 2005
Posts: 6249
Location: Cyberspace
PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:30 pm
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Gee, I bet nobody saw that coming. Wink

_________________
"All facts go to clearly prove that Shades is a thrice-cursed traitor & mentally deranged person steeped in inveterate enmity toward mankind"
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Dennis_Smith
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Mar 16, 2006
Posts: 192

PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 4:17 pm
Post subject: Re: Non AFV story - Spitfires galore!

Is this old news? WW2 fighter plane found in desert

Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 2
All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Go to page 1, 2  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum