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    FYI: Can't edit posts for some reason but ^ is the USAF.
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    Passenger did this. Amazing that people can do with a go pro and a phone these days.

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    Got to work to early this arvo as boss sent me a text.So I went to the the local strip club for a look to full in time.
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    @A330driver - I bet you're pleased you don't fly B777''s! They're obviously bloody useless.

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    I have the fuse cover from a "Tall boy" bomb that was ditched over Asky after the Germans obscured the U Boat Pens in Bergen.
    The Lancasters couldn't fly home with the Bomb,so they had to ditch them.I found it 1.5km from the Crater.

    It is a humbling experience reading the headstones in the War Cemetery in Bergen, just kids in their early 20's flying on instruments over the north sea against the luftwaffe and their night fighters patrolling 200 miles off the coast.Brave men,we owe everything we have to them,
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    I have the fuse cover from a "Tall boy" bomb that was ditched over Asky after the Germans obscured the U Boat Pens in Bergen.
    The Lancasters couldn't fly home with the Bomb,so they had to ditch them.I found it 1.5km from the Crater.

    It is a humbling experience reading the headstones in the War Cemetery in Bergen, just kids in their early 20's flying on instruments over the north sea against the luftwaffe and their night fighters patrolling 200 miles off the coast.Brave men,we owe everything we have to them,
    That's pretty cool. The exploits of 617 squadron has long captured my attention. Do you have a photo of that part you could share? I'd love to see it.

    The Internet is awesome for the likes of us, stuck on this side of the world. I recently found photos of the original maps they used in flight planning the dam raids and, following Google Earth, found photos of memorial plaques where aircraft were downed during that fateful night. Even now, 70 years later you can still see the bomb craters in the fiord where they attacked the Tirpitz. Amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    That's pretty cool. The exploits of 617 squadron has long captured my attention. Do you have a photo of that part you could share? I'd love to see it.

    The Internet is awesome for the likes of us, stuck on this side of the world. I recently found photos of the original maps they used in flight planning the dam raids and, following Google Earth, found photos of memorial plaques where aircraft were downed during that fateful night. Even now, 70 years later you can still see the bomb craters in the fiord where they attacked the Tirpitz. Amazing.
    I can give you a peice of the Tirpitz if you like?
    You could get someone to make you a knife from it?

    52,000 Tonn dosnt just disappear into thin air.Mostly all the steel plates used to cover excavation work here is from the bulkheads of the Tirpitz. These are identifiable by the numbers written in weld on each piece. I am coming home to the south island at Xmas,I will post some to you from there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    I can give you a peice of the Tirpitz if you like?
    You could get someone to make you a knife from it?

    52,000 Tonn dosnt just disappear into thin air.Mostly all the steel plates used to cover excavation work here is from the bulkheads of the Tirpitz. These are identifiable by the numbers written in weld on each piece. I am coming home to the south island at Xmas,I will post some to you from there.
    @norsk PM sent, i would love a piece of that!!!!!
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    Yeah mate...bloody good laugh at that one...bloody journo,s........didn’t do Boeing any good with that little gem of a statement.......have never run out of petrol ....then again ,never want to.....you can never have enough


    Quote Originally Posted by planenutz View Post
    @A330driver - I bet you're pleased you don't fly B777''s! They're obviously bloody useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A330driver View Post
    you can never have enough
    Only got too much when youre on fire.
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    Yeah mate... I knew that would be coming... testing the water as it were

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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    I can give you a peice of the Tirpitz if you like?
    You could get someone to make you a knife from it?

    52,000 Tonn dosnt just disappear into thin air.Mostly all the steel plates used to cover excavation work here is from the bulkheads of the Tirpitz. These are identifiable by the numbers written in weld on each piece. I am coming home to the south island at Xmas,I will post some to you from there.
    I thought by now the Tirpitz would have been used for special medical instruments cos it's before the radiation in the atmosphere from the nukes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russian 22. View Post
    I thought by now the Tirpitz would have been used for special medical instruments cos it's before the radiation in the atmosphere from the nukes.

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    Not sure about that mate?
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    Not sure about that mate?
    Maybe I should have said it more articulately.

    Essentially some of the medical instruments or instruments in general are very sensitive to radiation. And it is best for them to be made out of metal that has less radiation inherently in it. But because every bit of metal made today has the increased level of radiation due to Hiroshima and Nagasaki you can't use it.

    But metal from old battleships is especially good as there is a lot of it.

    It's a big problem in the Pacific. Lots of old ship wrecks have disappeared. Which is sad.

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