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(Daily Mail)   WWII fighter found perfectly preserved in the Sahara 70 years after it disappeared. Pilot unaccounted for but is likely somewhere nearby making a scale model of Devil's Tower out of mashed potatoes   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-05-11 01:53:25 PM  
i88.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-11 02:17:01 PM  
The photos are very cool.

I can't imagine the helplessness of having survived that crash while knowing you're never going to make it out of that desert alive.
 
2012-05-11 02:27:27 PM  

albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]


shakes tiny fist!
 
2012-05-11 02:31:39 PM  
It just needs a new coat of paint. It's still good. :/
 
2012-05-11 03:01:54 PM  
It looks sad an abandoned, as if it had been...deserted.
 
2012-05-11 03:07:07 PM  
They find a sequel to this?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-05-11 03:07:26 PM  
And Clive Cussler has the prologue to his next book. The pilot was carrying some incredible McGuffin.
 
2012-05-11 03:07:46 PM  
I was really hoping it was this guy.
 
2012-05-11 03:09:36 PM  
He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him.
 
2012-05-11 03:10:04 PM  

Lunchlady: They find a sequel to this?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 250x313]


Came here to say (something like) this.
 
2012-05-11 03:10:08 PM  

albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]


That Twilight Zone episode was based on a RL WWII Bomber called the "Lady B Good". Also a victim of navigational error and most of it's crew's bodies weren't found until decades later.
www.forgottenoh.com
One tale (not an urban legend) that some parts were salvaged from the wreck and reused on other planes, which also met with their own disasters. One such item was an armrest from the bomber that was reused in another plane that crashed in the ocean, and one of the few bits of debris to wash ashore was that very same armrest.
 
2012-05-11 03:10:32 PM  

cgraves67: And Clive Cussler has the prologue to his next book. The pilot was carrying some incredible McGuffin.


But what are the odds of Dirk and Al going for a trek through the Sahara a second time? Maybe Dirk's kids could pull it off.

/Still pissed off they left the Lincoln storyline out of the film version of the book
 
2012-05-11 03:10:33 PM  

CygnusDarius: I was really hoping it was this guy.


My first thought as well.
 
2012-05-11 03:11:08 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: It looks sad an abandoned, as if it had been...deserted.


i.imgur.com
 
2012-05-11 03:11:19 PM  

TV's Vinnie: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

That Twilight Zone episode was based on a RL WWII Bomber called the "Lady B Good". Also a victim of navigational error and most of it's crew's bodies weren't found until decades later.
[www.forgottenoh.com image 640x421]
One tale (not an urban legend) that some parts were salvaged from the wreck and reused on other planes, which also met with their own disasters. One such item was an armrest from the bomber that was reused in another plane that crashed in the ocean, and one of the few bits of debris to wash ashore was that very same armrest.


Was just about to post a link to this one as well. This one always fascinated me.
 
2012-05-11 03:12:25 PM  
If you are interested, this has been discussed in depth on a pilot forum.

Link
 
2012-05-11 03:12:49 PM  
Perfectly Preserved?

multimedia.billybrew.com
 
kgf
2012-05-11 03:15:37 PM  
Good God, subby! Remind me never to buy a car from you that is less than "perfectly preserved".
 
2012-05-11 03:16:33 PM  

new_york_monty: cgraves67: And Clive Cussler has the prologue to his next book. The pilot was carrying some incredible McGuffin.

But what are the odds of Dirk and Al going for a trek through the Sahara a second time? Maybe Dirk's kids could pull it off.

/Still pissed off they left the Lincoln storyline out of the film version of the book


Although the storyline in the film really didn't match the book, The thing I think they got right in the movie was the relationship between Dirk and Al and the sense they were having a blast the whole time.
 
2012-05-11 03:16:54 PM  
I knew it was going to be a P-40 before I clicked it.
 
2012-05-11 03:17:54 PM  
i1086.photobucket.com

I think it was this one.
 
2012-05-11 03:18:49 PM  
desktop.freewallpaper4.me
 
2012-05-11 03:20:27 PM  

Professor_Falken: Perfectly Preserved?

[multimedia.billybrew.com image 330x282]


For a 70 year old wreck, it's pretty much perfectly preserved. There are only about 20 of these planes still in flying shape, and if you look at the instruments and engine, they look fantastic.
 
2012-05-11 03:20:39 PM  

bim1154: TV's Vinnie: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

That Twilight Zone episode was based on a RL WWII Bomber called the "Lady B Good". Also a victim of navigational error and most of it's crew's bodies weren't found until decades later.
[www.forgottenoh.com image 640x421]
One tale (not an urban legend) that some parts were salvaged from the wreck and reused on other planes, which also met with their own disasters. One such item was an armrest from the bomber that was reused in another plane that crashed in the ocean, and one of the few bits of debris to wash ashore was that very same armrest.

Was just about to post a link to this one as well. This one always fascinated me.


And there was a TV move starring Shatner
 
2012-05-11 03:20:52 PM  
This means something. This is important.
 
2012-05-11 03:21:10 PM  
Always load your bullets with the pointy end towards the barrel.
 
2012-05-11 03:22:35 PM  

drongozone: bim1154: TV's Vinnie: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

That Twilight Zone episode was based on a RL WWII Bomber called the "Lady B Good". Also a victim of navigational error and most of it's crew's bodies weren't found until decades later.
[www.forgottenoh.com image 640x421]
One tale (not an urban legend) that some parts were salvaged from the wreck and reused on other planes, which also met with their own disasters. One such item was an armrest from the bomber that was reused in another plane that crashed in the ocean, and one of the few bits of debris to wash ashore was that very same armrest.

Was just about to post a link to this one as well. This one always fascinated me.

And there was a TV move starring Shatner


Thanks, I've seen it a few times over the years.
 
2012-05-11 03:23:23 PM  

Salmon: [desktop.freewallpaper4.me image 640x480]


"Time counts and keeps countin', and we knows now finding the trick of what's been and lost ain't no easy ride. But that's our trek, we gotta' travel it. And there ain't nobody knows where it's gonna' lead. Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage. And we lights the city, not just for him, but for all of them that are still out there. 'Cause we knows there come a night, when they sees the distant light, and they'll be comin' home. "
 
2012-05-11 03:23:54 PM  
I wonder if it's visible in google map.

I'd look but I did not see any coordinate in the article.
 
2012-05-11 03:24:21 PM  
Sole Survivor (1970) When a bomber believed to have crashed in the ocean 17 years ago is found in the Libyan desert. A Colonel and Major accompany the only surviving member of the crew, who is now a General to figure out what happened. The General claims that he and the other members of the crew jumped over the ocean when in reality he bailed out leaving the others to fend for themselves. And while the Colonel just wants the whole thing closed, the Major insists on finding the truth. And watching them are the ghosts of the crew.

Whole movie right here for free Link
 
2012-05-11 03:24:32 PM  

Uzzah: This means something. This is important.


30.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-05-11 03:24:47 PM  

devildog123: For a 70 year old wreck, it's pretty much perfectly preserved.


Kinda like subby's mom.

/gawd, those never get old.
 
2012-05-11 03:25:07 PM  

Salmon: [desktop.freewallpaper4.me image 640x480]


Time counts and keeps countin', and we knows now finding the trick of what's been and lost ain't no easy ride. But that's our trek, we gotta' travel it. And there ain't nobody knows where it's gonna' lead. Still in all, every night we does the tell, so that we 'member who we was and where we came from... but most of all we 'members the man that finded us, him that came the salvage. And we lights the city, not just for him, but for all of them that are still out there. 'Cause we knows there come a night, when they sees the distant light, and they'll be comin' home.
 
2012-05-11 03:25:09 PM  

TV's Vinnie: One tale (not an urban legend) that some parts were salvaged from the wreck and reused on other planes, which also met with their own disasters. One such item was an armrest from the bomber that was reused in another plane that crashed in the ocean, and one of the few bits of debris to wash ashore was that very same armrest.


I like to think I'm a thoroughly modern, non-superstitious guy.... but there ain't no way in hell I'd fly on a plane that'd been repaired with parts from Lady B. Goode. Some things you don't fark with.
 
2012-05-11 03:25:53 PM  

Tziva: The photos are very cool.

I can't imagine the helplessness of having survived that crash while knowing you're never going to make it out of that desert alive.


Hmmmm 200 miles from civilization, a Plane and an Intact parachute. I think I would have scavenged all the water I could from the plane and used the landing gear, parachute and one wing to rough up a crude land-sailer

/where there is life, there is hope
 
2012-05-11 03:26:31 PM  
I know! Let's do some patchwork repairs and fly it out of there! Don't worry about the leaking fuel tank. It's fine.

/RIP Kee Bird
 
2012-05-11 03:26:57 PM  
Rough way to die.
 
2012-05-11 03:27:58 PM  

Clash City Farker: I knew it was going to be a P-40 before I clicked it.


Oddly, I did too...and there's quite a few other models it could've easily been.
 
2012-05-11 03:28:10 PM  
That's an amazing find. It would have been cool if he left a message behind indicating which direction he left on foot.
 
2012-05-11 03:30:29 PM  
The Sahara disappeared 70 years ago?
 
2012-05-11 03:31:23 PM  
Wow... can't say much else but that.
 
2012-05-11 03:31:23 PM  
Meh...coulda fixed it and flown it out.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-05-11 03:32:07 PM  

albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]


Done in one.

Expecting to see this. Dammit, some of those old TZ's were creepy as hell.
 
2012-05-11 03:33:40 PM  
Re, Mi, Do, Do, So
 
2012-05-11 03:34:00 PM  

talkertopc: I wonder if it's visible in google map.

I'd look but I did not see any coordinate in the article.


This is important information. If there are satellite photos that cover the area, a path could be reckoned.
 
2012-05-11 03:34:38 PM  

miss diminutive: Uzzah: This means something. This is important.

[30.media.tumblr.com image 400x300]


The greatest single Simpsons episode.

/Burn that seat
/I put all my money on the tenor
 
2012-05-11 03:34:48 PM  
He flew like a warrior.

He navigated like a girl.
 
2012-05-11 03:36:36 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Expecting to see this. Dammit, some of those old TZ's were creepy as hell.


Sole Survivor was a Rod Searling script. The darn thing gave me nightmares for ages (whereas the SyFy has never done one "movie of the week" that I can remember for more than a week).
 
2012-05-11 03:37:34 PM  

talkertopc: I wonder if it's visible in google map.

I'd look but I did not see any coordinate in the article.


Search anyways, western Egypt is only 6 x 9 on my screen.
 
2012-05-11 03:38:04 PM  
Didn't we have this thread already?
 
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