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(Daily Mail)   Rare WW2 German bomber discovered   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 111
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2011-04-08 09:40:28 PM
New underwater images show the plane lying 50ft deep in the English Channel

The English Channel?

How the fark did they get 7300 miles off course?
 
2011-04-08 10:23:14 PM
that's some amazingly detailed sonar scans.

Now I wanna take that sonar rig and scan the hell outta Loch Ness.
 
2011-04-08 10:23:40 PM
A Do-17 in its natural habitat.
 
2011-04-08 10:30:15 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk


jet?
 
2011-04-08 10:33:06 PM

zedster: jet?


Worst jet evar.
 
2011-04-08 11:07:06 PM
I didn't realize we shot any down at Pearl Harbor
 
2011-04-08 11:10:54 PM

cmunic8r99: I didn't realize we shot any down at Pearl Harbor


Forget it, you're rolling.
 
2011-04-08 11:28:08 PM
Dornier made one my favorite fighter of the war, the Pfeil (arrow):
<img src="http://">
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/06/Do335.png

Less than 40 were made, compared to over 2100 of the Do17 (according to wiki)

But this an awesome find, no doubt.
 
2011-04-08 11:30:53 PM
sorry...another try with the pic:

ww2total.com
 
2011-04-09 01:35:05 AM

Lionel Mandrake: sorry...another try with the pic:


Yeah of course they screwed themselves by wasting time building 17 versions of it like the Germans did with every single aircraft they designed. Absurd that amount of engineering resources they wasted turning every single design into high, medium, low alt fighters, fighter bombers, long range fighter bombers, low and high alt recon, for god's sake they spent years trying to turn the FW-190 into a farking torpedo bomber.
 
2011-04-09 01:37:38 AM

vossiewulf: Lionel Mandrake: sorry...another try with the pic:

Yeah of course they screwed themselves by wasting time building 17 versions of it like the Germans did with every single aircraft they designed. Absurd that amount of engineering resources they wasted turning every single design into high, medium, low alt fighters, fighter bombers, long range fighter bombers, low and high alt recon, for god's sake they spent years trying to turn the FW-190 into a farking torpedo bomber.


I agree. But I'm glad they did.
 
2011-04-09 01:43:10 AM
FTA:
'It's one of the most significant aeronautical finds of the century.'

Still about 89 years left in the century. Let's not jump the gun here.

/cool find, bro
 
2011-04-09 01:46:36 AM
Hey, maybe they'll find Hitler's body in there! That would be the find of the century!
 
2011-04-09 01:46:39 AM
The tires were still inflated? Dang those Germans know how to build things that last.

(cue the scene from Top Secret).

Still about 89 years left in the century. Let's not jump the gun here.

That gives us 89 years to find the Nazi flying saucers that didn't make it to the moon.
 
2011-04-09 01:46:42 AM
Jet?

inigo.jpg
 
2011-04-09 01:53:59 AM

2wolves: cmunic8r99: I didn't realize we shot any down at Pearl Harbor

Forget it, you're rolling.


Reich rolling?
 
2011-04-09 01:58:46 AM
Hitler would be proud.
 
2011-04-09 02:00:35 AM
FTA: In fact, the doomed Dornier 17 has weathered the ravages of time and tide far better than it did our fighter pilots' machine guns.

What the hell is the context of this?
 
2011-04-09 02:13:37 AM

Lionel Mandrake: Dornier made one my favorite fighter of the war, the Pfeil (arrow):


I've always loved the Komet (pops like a Komet) for the shear insanity of it. Landing gear, and reliable controls are for sissies afraid to strap themselves in the middle of a chemical reaction and fly into combat.
 
2011-04-09 02:15:37 AM
You know who ELSE had a bomber in the English Channel?
 
2011-04-09 02:20:55 AM
www.principality-of-sealand.eu

This one?
 
2011-04-09 02:23:07 AM
"Rare WW2 German bomber discovered"

On the moon?
 
2011-04-09 02:29:57 AM
That German hoor acting as the present Queen really desires to stroke it (for auld time's sake.) Get it up!
 
2011-04-09 02:29:58 AM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2011-04-09 02:31:08 AM

rapidlyfiringneurons: "Rare WW2 German bomber discovered"

On the moon?


Not again.

www.badidea.co.uk
 
2011-04-09 02:37:15 AM
They should hire the Courier to raise it.

images4.wikia.nocookie.net

/hot
//like patrolling the Mojave
///almost makes me wish for a nuclear winter
////got nothin'
 
2011-04-09 02:39:58 AM
Hey wait a minute. Daily Fail reported this. So this must be not true.

/Amarite?
 
2011-04-09 02:43:36 AM

ProdigalSigh: FTA: In fact, the doomed Dornier 17 has weathered the ravages of time and tide far better than it did our fighter pilots' machine guns.

What the hell is the context of this?


I had to stare at it for a bit too. Think they were trying to say it took less damage from being underwater for all this time than it took from being shot down. They just said it in the most convoluted way possible.
 
2011-04-09 02:49:48 AM
I posted in the other TF thread about it and thought "I should post in that second thread too, just in case it's the one that goes green." Then I went and got Thai food.

So here's pretty much what I said there:

"I would love to see this excavated and put on exhibit in the Imperial War Museum."

Thai food... it was worth it, but damn that Tam Yum Talay was SPICY
 
2011-04-09 02:50:47 AM
LOL

/Just listened to BOC's ME 262 before I clicked on this thread
//WTF
 
2011-04-09 02:51:24 AM
Shh! It is a secret Submarine Airplane and this is all part of Phase II.
 
2011-04-09 02:51:54 AM
FTA
About 1,700 Dornier 17s - nicknamed 'flying pencils' because of their narrow fuselage - were built, originally as passenger planes.

Come on guys, don't tell me you still think that was they were built for.
 
2011-04-09 02:55:13 AM
Rare WW2 German bomber discovered

Good thing it wasn't one of those ubiquitous, everyday WWII German bombers we're always finding.
 
2011-04-09 02:56:35 AM

Schlock: I had to stare at it for a bit too. Think they were trying to say it took less damage from being underwater for all this time than it took from being shot down. They just said it in the most convoluted way possible.


Aaaah, yeah that makes sense now, thank you. Now that I re-read it, it makes sense, I think I somehow kept misreading it and always mind-blanked the "it" in the sentence.

/same phenomenon makes me a horrible chess player
 
2011-04-09 02:57:43 AM

AlaricD: They should hire the Courier to raise it.



/hot
//like patrolling the Mojave
///almost makes me wish for a nuclear winter
////got nothin'


That's a B-29. I can tell by the pixels, and having seen a few WW II bombers in my time.

/Is that the joke?
//unfamiliar with Fallout past 2
 
2011-04-09 03:01:40 AM

Weaver95: that's some amazingly detailed sonar scans.

Now I wanna take that sonar rig and scan the hell outta Loch Ness.


Why do something that dozens of people have done before?

//I should ask my mum the same question.
 
2011-04-09 03:36:57 AM
Isn't this a gravesite now? Leave it there, let the crew rest in peace.
 
2011-04-09 04:23:24 AM

ulairix: Isn't this a gravesite now? Leave it there, let the crew rest in peace.


I am guessing that it is not a grave site. The plane crash landed on a sandbank that was above water at that time. Two of the crew died but I it is more than likely that their bodies were removed before the tide came in.
 
2011-04-09 04:36:15 AM

Lionel Mandrake: sorry...another try with the pic:


Damn, that's ugly. No wonder they lost the war.
 
2011-04-09 04:40:19 AM

Mock26: ulairix: Isn't this a gravesite now? Leave it there, let the crew rest in peace.

I am guessing that it is not a grave site. The plane crash landed on a sandbank that was above water at that time. Two of the crew died but I it is more than likely that their bodies were removed before the tide came in.


And the water overtook the plane? Global warming!
 
2011-04-09 04:44:10 AM

ulairix: Isn't this a gravesite now? Leave it there, let the crew rest in peace.


I'm curious how you might imagine or pretend the crew could in any way possibly be disturbed at this time?
 
2011-04-09 04:47:51 AM

Schlock: ProdigalSigh: FTA: In fact, the doomed Dornier 17 has weathered the ravages of time and tide far better than it did our fighter pilots' machine guns.

What the hell is the context of this?

I had to stare at it for a bit too. Think they were trying to say it took less damage from being underwater for all this time than it took from being shot down. They just said it in the most convoluted way possible.


Huh? Seems like plain English to me.
 
2011-04-09 04:54:16 AM
Re: "A stamp showing a Dornier sinking into the sea was produced for the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Britain"

Wonder how many were mailed to Germany...?

Stay classy, Britain.
 
2011-04-09 04:58:37 AM
Hitler's henchmen in the Luftwaffe hoped the relatively light Dorniers would be fast enough to outrun defending bombers.


Defensive bombers? Who wrote this, Henry Kissinger?
 
das
2011-04-09 05:02:52 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Mock26: ulairix: Isn't this a gravesite now? Leave it there, let the crew rest in peace.

I am guessing that it is not a grave site. The plane crash landed on a sandbank that was above water at that time. Two of the crew died but I it is more than likely that their bodies were removed before the tide came in.

And the water overtook the plane? Global warming!


So, global warming fights Nazi's???
 
2011-04-09 05:16:40 AM

phrawgh: Hitler's henchmen in the Luftwaffe hoped the relatively light Dorniers would be fast enough to outrun defending bombers.


Defensive bombers? Who wrote this, Henry Kissinger?


It must be really hard to hit an airborne plane with a bomb
 
2011-04-09 05:40:43 AM

Purple_Jack: rapidlyfiringneurons: "Rare WW2 German bomber discovered"

On the moon?

Not again.


I came here thinking I was gonna be so cool posting that.
 
2011-04-09 06:03:20 AM
Don't mention the war.
 
2011-04-09 06:20:06 AM

Freschel: Hey wait a minute. Daily Fail reported this. So this must be not true.

/Amarite?


You must be a wow at parties.
 
2011-04-09 06:21:19 AM
Unimpressed:
lh5.ggpht.com
www.kheichhorn.de

(And no, that second one is not a Komet)
 
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