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Japanese Zero off Dgte airport?

Discussion in '☋ Diving and Marine Life ☋' started by ViperACR, Mar 15, 2007.

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  1. tfa1957

    tfa1957 DI Forum Adept

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    Okay, that was pretty funny.
     
  2. jellyfish

    jellyfish DI Forum Patron

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    Found it also, but a bit more south

    You were right ....I'm gonna prepare myself.
    Need some time but must be possible to arrange everything in some months.
    So I plan around April 1th 2008 to go and see it there with my camera.
    The spot is clearly vissable at the extended line from the runway and could well be the Zero.:wink:
     

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    ..Can't remember if the Filipino Dive Master at Dive Korea first mentioned the Zero to me, or if I asked him about it. I think I brought up the subject.

    Dive Korea was across from the airport then, but they're not there now. If they are still in Dgte, ask them about it.
     
  4. Chuck the Canuck

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    Lumpy, can I have your dive equipment after we ship your ashes back home ?
    30 minutes at 60 meters ? I'm no diving expert but.....I guess now's as good as any time to start looking for my dive tables.
     
  5. Chuck the Canuck

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    I heard a different story on the plaque earlier this year from the custodian up there. I think that he said something to the effect that the Baraguay Captain has it for safe keeping. An aquaintance found 3 jap skeletons.... since we were on the topic of ashtrays :>)
     
  6. Rhoody

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    Chuck, sorry to be rude, but if you have no real clue about diving and the opportunities it has, just don't talk about. You wold kill yorself using Lumpys diveequipment, just by breathing the wrong gas mixes at the wrong depth. Even you dive within the limit of your normal air-divetable.

    Rhoody
     
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    Chuck, when you're ready to take the course then pm me and I'll teach you.

    Normally advisable to know what you're talking about before opening your mouth...

    Oh and just for the record I prefer burial at sea than my ashes being sent anywhere. :wink:
     
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    No more diving

    No need to dive guyz, i got the zero recovered, we'll sell this at the junkyard waaaaaaahahahhahaha :D

    i hope someone is familiar with this fighter jet :cool:
     

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    thats a MiG-15....early soviet jet fighter. German aviation research during WWII assisted in its development by the soviets. First fielded in combat during the Korean War vs. US Prop Corsair & P51 Mustangs, P-80 Shooting Stars and later was outclassed by US F-86 Sabre jets (also courtesy of German research)

    Looks like its been around for awhile.

    ronin
     
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    Believe it or not, the Mig 15 is Direct descendant of the ME 163 rocket powered interceptor fielded by Germany at the end of WWII. The russians redesigned (substantialy) and enlarged it so it could be used with a turbojet engine, making it vastly more practical than the rocket powered plane. I had the pleasure to meet Rudi Opitz last surviving pilot of the ME 163. You might call him lucky, as most of these things blew up on fueling or landing.
    The Mig however as stated, was dominant in its day against all it's adversaries including the F-86. However U.S. pilots were by use of tactical measures establish superiority over the Migs. The Migs could out climb and out maneuver the F-86s, and had a higher operating maximum altitude. That the Sabres were able to establish superiority is a testiment to the pilots and tacticians of the time.
     
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