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Photos Of Wrecks As A Category

Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:46 pm

Airports and military bases or shows are great places to shoot the latest and greatest.

How about wrecks? You see so many hulls sitting around some airports, does anyone like to phto them? Link a photo if you want to BS about them for a few. My example is an abused Texan. Any hulks from Central, S. American airports?

This is the same bird 2.7 years later on a p&s digital, been moved but it's still rotting.

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Texan in Luanda-MPLA 50 Years-December 2006

Ok, hope to see some more beaters.

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RE: Photos Of Wrecks As A Category

Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:07 am

Nice thread! Here's a One-Eleven has ended its days as a rescue training hulk.

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RE: Photos Of Wrecks As A Category

Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:12 am

Here's a Canso, tail number 11007 that crashed near Tofino around 2300 hours of February 8, 1945 after an engine failure on takeoff. Despite carrying 750 gallons of fuel and four 250 pound depth charges, there was no post-crash fire or explosion and all twelve crew survived (in fact, most of them walked out of the forest on their own).

Unfortunately, due to people vadalizing the site and stealing souvenirs, Parks Canada does not allow people to visit the site anymore.

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RE: Photos Of Wrecks As A Category

Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:28 am

There two got rejected at for motive:

This is the remains of "Rose 1", a B-52D shot down over Hanoi on December 19, 1972. The aircraft landed in a lake in the Ba Dinh district, now named "B-52 Lake". Of the crew of six, four bailed out and became PoWs and the other two were killed in the crash. photo:
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This is all that in known to remain of the 100 P-40s the American Volunteer Group ("Flying Tigers") operated during World War II. Piloted by William McGarry, the aircraft was shot down during a raid on the Japanese occupied airfield at Chiang Mai on March 24, 1942. McGarry bailed out and became a PoW. The wreck was recovered from the nearby jungle in 1992 and is now on display in the Tango Squadron hangar. photo:
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This one I've got in the database:

A sad picture - all that was left of Darryl Greenamyer's Starfighter in 1987. Greenamyer built this Starfighter using pieces obtained from many sources. On October 24th 1977, he set a FAI 3km speed record of 988.26 mph, which still stands. On February 26, 1978, while preparing an assault on the FAI altitude record, he was unable to get the landing gear to lock before landing. As it was dangerous to land in this condition, he was forced to eject and the airplane was destroyed, as shown in this picture.

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RE: Photos Of Wrecks As A Category

Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:07 am

I've got one in the Q now, so hopefully it'll do ok.

Mine is of a Thunderbolt from the USAF that crashed soon after take off, from Horn Island, Queensland, Australia, during World War II.

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