Turkey to allow Recovery of up to 50 Focke-Wulf FW-190's!

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  1. FlyingElvii

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    The planes were buried after a secret agreement between the US and Turkey in 1947 required that they be destroyed.

    "Turkey had acquired 72 planes from Nazi Germany at a time it was pursuing a delicate foreign policy both with Axis and Allies and was struggling not to take sides. Per an agreement signed in 1941, Turkey sold iron and chrome ore to Germany in exchange for the planes that were handed over to Turkey in 1943. Some 50 planes were sent to Kayseri where a major airbase is located. Secret documents that were recently revealed show an agreement with the United States in the post-war period, which spelt the end for the planes in 1947. Ankara and Washington had signed an agreement for acquisition of the fighter aircrafts after World War II, and according to the agreement, Turkey had to destroy German-made aircrafts in return. Subsequently, the planes "disappeared" from the inventory of the Turkish army, and were reportedly buried for possible future use."

    If they are found intact, or even in recoverable condition, this could be an epic historic find. If true, I can imagine the day we see a mock dogfight at Oshkosh, with a flight of FW's diving in on a B-17 escorted by P-51's.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/20...ra-focke-wulf-fighters-buried-upon-us-request
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    Is this the same as the "Spitfire find" years ago?
     
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    TIGHAR press release in 3...2...1...
     
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    They are buried right next to the last remaining Avro Arrow
     
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    This is from one of the Turkish museum "experts"-

    He doesn't get out much I guess. :rolleyes:

    Buried airplanes seems to be the rage these days. These are the only ones I know of for certain to exist.

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    A few of these went back to the US for evaluation and some ended up like this-

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    but there are likely more still out there uncovered. Last I heard, there were only about a dozen unearthed and yet we know that the Iraqis possessed lots more than that prior to invasion.
     
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    Hmm buried along with the WMDs.
     
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    The ones buried in Burma (Myanmar)? I guess that guy still thinks they are there and just waiting to be found so they can be dug up. I will believe either story once the planes are actually dug up.
     
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    They flat out abandoned most of their jets. At Speicher we had a MIG-23, F-1, and several L-29s / BAE Strikemasters.
     
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    Sure, once it was clear that we were serious about invading again what else could they do that wasn't just pointless suicide? This is a good example of how not every muslim living in the Middle East is a crazy suicidal jihadist. Pilots and commanders said "No way!" to attacking the US airpower even though we are clearly the unbelieving infidels.
     
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    I have acquired title to the FWs and will sell them for just $10,000 each. If interested I will put you in touch with my Nigerian banker so you can send the funds. I will offer a special deal to the first five buyers. If you send a certified check for $13,000 we will send back a rebate of $4000 so the end price will be $9000. Hurry they won't last long. Don
     
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    OK, I'll send you my wheelbarrow full of Reichsmarks. Seems fitting, no?