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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 155
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2012-05-11 03:38:38 PM
remingtons.files.wordpress.com

What a perfectly preserved WWII fighter may look like.
 
2012-05-11 03:38:44 PM

Maud Dib: Meh...coulda fixed it and flown it out.


[1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


Came for that, satisfied.
 
2012-05-11 03:39:20 PM
Yeah; that would have been one hell of a ride. I can only imagine how brave that guy was to leave the plane and try to walk out.
 
2012-05-11 03:41:04 PM

Coelacanth: 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).


Yeah, the final scene with the last guy left alone for eternity - that bothered me for a long time.

I saw it recently and marveled at how polished everything was. Tight script, eerie filming, dark ending. Serling really knew how to do it. He got more out of a small cast and a location in the middle of no where than most people can do with millions in cast and CGI.
 
2012-05-11 03:41:34 PM

old_toole: 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.


Someone should write an algorithm that searches through Google Earth images for airplane shaped objects. Probably find a bunch of 'missing' ones in the Sahara.
 
2012-05-11 03:42:14 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.

Dude, that was one of the most depressing documentaries I've ever watched. I think it's the only time I've cried that didn't involve someone dying.
 
2012-05-11 03:43:28 PM
'Tomahawk', not 'Kittyhawk'

/Warbird nerd
 
2012-05-11 03:44:43 PM
Also: Some dude found 12-20 brand new spitfires in some hole in Myanmar.

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Lost_Spitfire_Squadron_206526-1. h tml
 
2012-05-11 03:49:35 PM
I came here for the Twilight Zone reference...
 
2012-05-11 03:51:45 PM

alizeran: Also: Some dude found 12-20 brand new spitfires in some hole in Myanmar.

http://www.avweb.com/avwebflash/news/Lost_Spitfire_Squadron_206526-1. h tml


THAT is cool!
 
2012-05-11 03:53:11 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

Maybe Doc Daneeka could help?
 
2012-05-11 03:53:37 PM

fringedmyotis: 'Tomahawk', not 'Kittyhawk'

/Warbird nerd


Kittyhawk; RAF desig.
 
2012-05-11 03:54:30 PM
Here are the videos of the locals stripping it: one, two, three

did they shoot the windows out?
 
2012-05-11 03:55:12 PM

Magorn: 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


Hahahaha! I would turn your corpse into a Demotivational poster.


Movie Montages

Won't teach you how to be MacGyver
 
2012-05-11 03:56:49 PM

mainsail: fringedmyotis: 'Tomahawk', not 'Kittyhawk'

/Warbird nerd

Kittyhawk; RAF desig.


Oops. You be right. My bad.
 
2012-05-11 03:57:25 PM

fringedmyotis: 'Tomahawk', not 'Kittyhawk'

/Warbird nerd


Apparently not a good one. The equipment tags call it a H87A, and that makes it a Kittyhawk. The Tomahawks were H81 series.
 
2012-05-11 03:58:29 PM

Raug the Dwarf: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

Done in one.

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


So that WAS Bob Cummings of "Love that Bob" fame?
 
2012-05-11 03:58:42 PM
I'd forgotten about the Twilight Zone reference; I immediately thought "Flight of the Phoenix" (thank you, Maud Dib).

Thanks also to Whatthefark for the solege bit!

Tziva, those are my thoughts exactly. Stay there and die, or get out and walk with next to no hope? Very sobering, and it puts today's troubles of mine in true perspective.
 
2012-05-11 03:59:41 PM
www.pbs.org

A PBS Nova special from a few years ago. Shame what happened to it.
 
2012-05-11 04:00:25 PM

jackandwater: Raug the Dwarf: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

Done in one.

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

So that WAS Bob Cummings of "Love that Bob" fame?


Looks like it, according to IMDB. This thread it making me want to go home and watch some Twilight Zones.
 
2012-05-11 04:00:39 PM
As a viable possibility as to what happened to the pilot, he well may have been picked up by a trade caravan, and sold into slavery. Yes, this kind of thing did happen, and still can today in "certain countries".
 
2012-05-11 04:01:01 PM
Count down to some derp concern turning our military secrets over to terrorists. in 3,2,1
 
2012-05-11 04:03:40 PM
https://picasaweb.google.com/114682566226043469349/Airplaneauthuser=0& authkey=Gv1sRgCKr-tIXt1ubCmAE&feat=directlink
 
2012-05-11 04:03:54 PM

Magorn: 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


Yeah, because no pilot worth his salt takes off without his entire Snap On tool collection and a welder.
 
2012-05-11 04:04:08 PM

Red Shirt Blues: albert71292: [i88.photobucket.com image 516x649]

shakes tiny fist!


joins you in shaking fist

Sulks, then adds

"I shot an arrow..."
 
2012-05-11 04:04:39 PM

indarwinsshadow: A PBS Nova special from a few years ago. Shame what happened to it.


The Greenland rhombus does not give up its secrets.

/got nothing
//cool find
 
2012-05-11 04:05:18 PM

The Decider: 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.

Dude, that was one of the most depressing documentaries I've ever watched. I think it's the only time I've cried that didn't involve someone dying.


Sorry to dampen the mood - I recall watching it years ago on PBS and thought I remembered someone dying from pneumonia while working on the plane. Sure enough, I checked, and it was chief engineer Rick Kriege from a blood clot.
 
2012-05-11 04:05:49 PM

indarwinsshadow: [www.pbs.org image 460x259]

A PBS Nova special from a few years ago. Shame what happened to it.


Is that the one that caught on fire and burned?

/too lazy to look it up.
 
2012-05-11 04:07:27 PM
let try this again

HERELink
 
2012-05-11 04:09:12 PM

fringedmyotis: 'Tomahawk', not 'Kittyhawk'

/Warbird nerd


P-40s used by the UK could have been Tomahawks (P-40 B and C) or Kittyhawks (D and later).

One of the pictures shows an identification plate that says it's a Curtiss Model H87A-3. The very first picture on the wikipedia entry for the P-40 indicates that the H87A-3 was the Kittyhawk Mk 1A.

Your move, nerd.
 
2012-05-11 04:10:34 PM

indarwinsshadow: [www.pbs.org image 460x259]

A PBS Nova special from a few years ago. Shame what happened to it.


I stumbled onto that maybe 10 minutes in, and was instantly hooked. I watched it straight through to the end, no breaks (PBS, after all), and without any idea how it wound up.

What a heartbreaker.
 
2012-05-11 04:12:55 PM

bim1154: 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.


I remember a movie or TV episode back in the 60s about a plane crash in a desert. Four crew initial survive and after dying their ghosts play base ball around the wreck for years. Eventually rescuers come and recover the remains of three of the crew. Those three ghosts vanish as each ones bones are put in a bag and the show ends with the one lone ghost playing baseball by himself.

Same episode? If not anyone know the name of what I am remembering?
 
2012-05-11 04:14:16 PM
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2012-05-11 04:15:51 PM

llamalarity: bim1154: 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.

I remember a movie or TV episode back in the 60s about a plane crash in a desert. Four crew initial survive and after dying their ghosts play base ball around the wreck for years. Eventually rescuers come and recover the remains of three of the crew. Those three ghosts vanish as each ones bones are put in a bag and the show ends with the one lone ghost playing baseball by himself.

Same episode? If not anyone know the name of what I am remembering?


That's the movie... there was also a Twilight episode with Bob Cummings. Someone has a link to the movie up there somewhere.
 
2012-05-11 04:17:55 PM

llamalarity: bim1154: 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.

I remember a movie or TV episode back in the 60s about a plane crash in a desert. Four crew initial survive and after dying their ghosts play base ball around the wreck for years. Eventually rescuers come and recover the remains of three of the crew. Those three ghosts vanish as each ones bones are put in a bag and the show ends with the one lone ghost playing baseball by himself.

Same episode? If not anyone know the name of what I am remembering?


I think this is what you want. Link
 
2012-05-11 04:19:50 PM

indarwinsshadow: [www.pbs.org image 460x259]

A PBS Nova special from a few years ago. Shame what happened to it.


Ugh, the ending is just awful.
 
2012-05-11 04:20:37 PM

OldManDownDRoad: Coelacanth: 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).

Yeah, the final scene with the last guy left alone for eternity - that bothered me for a long time.

I saw it recently and marveled at how polished everything was. Tight script, eerie filming, dark ending. Serling really knew how to do it. He got more out of a small cast and a location in the middle of no where than most people can do with millions in cast and CGI.


Are these worth watching? I'm only 30 and its sometimes hard for me to get in to "old" television shows.
 
2012-05-11 04:24:46 PM

LandOfChocolate: OldManDownDRoad: Coelacanth: 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).

Yeah, the final scene with the last guy left alone for eternity - that bothered me for a long time.

I saw it recently and marveled at how polished everything was. Tight script, eerie filming, dark ending. Serling really knew how to do it. He got more out of a small cast and a location in the middle of no where than most people can do with millions in cast and CGI.

Are these worth watching? I'm only 30 and its sometimes hard for me to get in to "old" television shows.


See link upthread from bim1154. It's only 90 minutes or so - it's Friday afternoon and there's about that much time left in the work day (hint hint nudge nudge).

/wink wink
 
2012-05-11 04:25:02 PM

LandOfChocolate: OldManDownDRoad: Coelacanth: 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).

Yeah, the final scene with the last guy left alone for eternity - that bothered me for a long time.

I saw it recently and marveled at how polished everything was. Tight script, eerie filming, dark ending. Serling really knew how to do it. He got more out of a small cast and a location in the middle of no where than most people can do with millions in cast and CGI.

Are these worth watching? I'm only 30 and its sometimes hard for me to get in to "old" television shows.


I'm 31 and I farking love Twilight Zone. I grew up on it though. Great writing, creepy atmospheres and truly shiver inducing moments. The black and white only adds to the ambiance for me.
 
2012-05-11 04:27:27 PM

bim1154: I think this is what you want. Link


Thank you! Would have found it if I had clicked on just one more link... Did try to Google this a few years ago, but could not remember enough details.
 
2012-05-11 04:29:28 PM

LandOfChocolate: OldManDownDRoad: Coelacanth: 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).

Yeah, the final scene with the last guy left alone for eternity - that bothered me for a long time.

I saw it recently and marveled at how polished everything was. Tight script, eerie filming, dark ending. Serling really knew how to do it. He got more out of a small cast and a location in the middle of no where than most people can do with millions in cast and CGI.

Are these worth watching? I'm only 30 and its sometimes hard for me to get in to "old" television shows.


I'm an old fart and I watch the Twilight Zone every night at 10:30 Central time.... over and over... We have "MeToo" t.v. on cable which has a lot of the old t.v. shows from the 50s, 60s and 70s. I wished they had more of the better movies instead of the really crappy stuff. If you have never seen it, take a gander of the original "Flight of the Phoenix" with Jimmy Stewart and some other class acts of the day.
 
2012-05-11 04:29:35 PM
Complete coonts smashing it up for souvenirs, likewise the shiathead Egyptian army and bureaucracy for blocking any attempt to preserve it.
 
2012-05-11 04:30:26 PM

rwfan: Here are the videos of the locals stripping it: one, two, three

did they shoot the windows out?


Who would qualify as a 'local' 200 miles from civilization?

rwfan: Here are the videos of the locals stripping it: one, two, three

did they shoot the windows out?


All I could think of while watching the videos..
 
2012-05-11 04:31:06 PM

ethics-gradient: Complete coonts smashing it up for souvenirs, likewise the shiathead Egyptian army and bureaucracy for blocking any attempt to preserve it.


Yea... but then they get all pissy when someone has some of their artifacts.
 
2012-05-11 04:33:58 PM

Whiskey Dickens: Magorn: 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

Hahahaha! I would turn your corpse into a Demotivational poster.


Movie Montages
Won't teach you how to be MacGyver


I lol'd.
 
2012-05-11 04:33:58 PM
Multiple levels of fail on my last post...happy hour started early here. Anyway, while watching the video on rwfans post all I could think of was:

i178.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-11 04:34:17 PM
Subby should have subbied this with a better headline.
 
2012-05-11 04:41:16 PM
Poor. Poor. Bastard.
You was robbed.


in other news only 52 gallons? huh.
 
2012-05-11 04:41:34 PM

jdog71: Multiple levels of fail on my last post...happy hour started early here. Anyway, while watching the video on rwfans post all I could think of was:

[i178.photobucket.com image 500x500]


it looks like they found the plane in March. Probably not much left of it now.
 
2012-05-11 04:42:03 PM
ethics-gradient: Complete coonts smashing it up for souvenirs, likewise the shiathead Egyptian army and bureaucracy for blocking any attempt to preserve it.

bim1154: Yea... but then they get all pissy when someone has some of their artifacts.

True.
Maybe it's deliberate on the authorities part for us not giving them stuff in our museums... so they can waste that too.
Or maybe it's pure, farkwitted uselessness.

/Whatever. It's as good as gone now in any case.
 
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