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#1 Futtocks

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

...in Burma.

Quite a haul - at least 36, possibly up to 60!

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#2 my missus

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:42 PM

i think 60 odd years buried in a jungle will have rotted most of them away.

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#3 a j cougar

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

i think 60 odd years buried in a jungle will have rotted most of them away.


They think they're in crates.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

They think they're in crates.


When I read about this a few weeks ago it said they were believed to be packed in crates that were then coated in tar. So if the stories are true a large % should be ok.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:41 PM

They've been known about for a while, they are in bits I think and need assembling.

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#6 Li0nhead

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 08:56 PM

Anyone ever see Battlefield Earth? Think we should leave them buried just in case..... :D

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 10:02 PM

Anyone ever see Battlefield Earth?


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#8 nadera78

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

Very few did. Those that did should be ashamed of themselves.


I was ordered to go and see it.....
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#9 Red Willow

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 12:53 PM

Anyone ever see Battlefield Earth? Think we should leave them buried just in case..... :D



This is on my list of worst ever films. It might even be top.

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:09 AM

BBC are reporting that the guy who claims to have found these may be ... mistaken.
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#11 Futtocks

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

BBC are reporting that the guy who claims to have found these may be ... mistaken.


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I hope they find them, and get a load of them airworthy - what a flypast that would make!

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:16 AM

They've been known about for a while, they are in bits I think and need assembling.

Will they have to buy glue and an inestimable number of little pots of paint?

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#13 my missus

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

Will they have to buy glue and an inestimable number of little pots of paint?

good 'un :D

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#14 Futtocks

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

Will they have to buy glue and an inestimable number of little pots of paint?


Disposing of the sprue will be a problem, that's for sure. :P

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#15 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:31 AM

Disposing of the sprue will be a problem, that's for sure. :P


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