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SPITFIRE MIRACLE

#1 by Sheldonboy , Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:59 pm

Another amazing Spitfire story 70 years on.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15652440


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RE: SPITFIRE MIRACLE

#2 by mikejee , Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:50 pm

Pretty amazing, and as they say, wonderful examples of good british workmanship. Not so spectacular , but still surprising, on a recent tiime team program , parts of a giant flamethrower from WW1 were excavated from a collapsed trench. the metal looked as new after the dirt was washed off, and you could see a valve still closed when turned


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#3 by Sheldonboy , Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:12 am

As you say Mike, good British workmanship. i am sure it's still there in places but but be getting fairly scarce with the lack of apprenticeships. The old guys with the tricks of the trade and years of experience are fast disappearing I think.


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#4 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:12 am

Moreover in this case a great bit of Brummie workmanship as the browning machine gun was produced at the BSA.

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#5 by Sheldonboy , Fri Nov 11, 2011 7:46 pm

The plane itself built at Castle Bromwich.


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