[quote=“Falcon”][quote=“RayMeketa”]Notice the guy taking notes. I’ll bet he’s a Federale writing down exactly what ammunition was recovered.
There was a USA P40 recovered from one of those Scandinavian lakes a couple of years ago. It was documented on the History Channel, or one of those channels. Anyway, because of the water conditions, the Cal .50 in the wings was still shiney new but all of it had to be destroyed because of the regulations of the country in which the lake was located. It was sad to watch. I’m sure some of you saw the show.
I read on the BOCN forum that a P-39 Aircobra was found in the desert in Australia, forgotten since the end of the war. Apparently it was fully loaded with 37mm ammunition which had to be blown up in place. Obviously this completely destroyed the plane, which was apparently in extremely good condition. What a shame.[/quote]
Here an example when brain works. A P-39 in Finland with it’s original paint job on like it was in war yesterday. I am sure there are brainless criminals who would not hesitate to give it a new shiny paint job and take away the soul of this aircraft.
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