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Nov 22, 2019, 09:21 PM
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Wow. Where is that located. I thought there were no surviving TBDs.

Jim

must've been a movie prop
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Nov 23, 2019, 07:16 AM
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There actually are surviving TBDs. Not sure how many but several.
One off SanDiego, one off the Florida coast, one in a lagoon in the South Pacific, and at least two spotted on bottom with the Lex( CV-2). Can't remember exactly how many they took pics of with Lady Lex. Could probably find more if you have a frog suit.
But that is a nice prop Bart.

J
Nov 23, 2019, 08:03 AM
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From watching documentaries, planes that crash in very deep water(ships too) are very well preserved. Something about the low or no oxygen. Aircraft in the Great Lakes, are almost perfectly preserved.

Fuzz
Nov 23, 2019, 11:36 AM
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Yeah Fuzz,
The only remaining example of the Vought Vindicator at Pensacola came from Lake Michigan in 1990.

J
Nov 23, 2019, 02:38 PM
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The story of the Devastator off of San Diego is a shame. That one could have easily been raised, but there was a legal battle with the USN. So its rotting away instead.

The final installment of the Devastator build is out in Model Aviation now. I sent them the best of the in-flights for the magazine, but they didn't use them. So, here you go!

Paul
Nov 23, 2019, 02:44 PM
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That B&W pic, should have been used! But very understandable, considering what the AMA mag has turned into.

Fuzz
Nov 23, 2019, 04:14 PM
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Beautiful pictures !

Cheers,

Bart
Nov 23, 2019, 05:16 PM
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She looks incredible Paul, that last one is very convincing!

D-Rock
Nov 23, 2019, 05:29 PM
The pin-vice has run off again
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Hi Paul. Love the pics, thanks for sharing. looks amazing - the mags editorial loss is our gain!
Nov 23, 2019, 07:37 PM
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Looks like the real thing Paul.

J
Nov 24, 2019, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by St. Martin
From watching documentaries, planes that crash in very deep water(ships too) are very well preserved. Something about the low or no oxygen. Aircraft in the Great Lakes, are almost perfectly preserved.

Fuzz
Yes every now and then a well-preserved plane or other interesting piece turns up in anaerobic bogs or peat too, it's amazing
Nov 24, 2019, 03:23 AM
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Great photos!


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