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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. India-One

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    RONIn A& RHB,

    thanks for the input
     
  2. RHB

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    I'm just a history bore.
     
  3. Diver

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    Chuck

    I think you are no diver and you dont realy know where you are talking about.
    When some divers talk you better shut your mouth.
    And yes I know Lumpy and i know his skills.

    Greeting J.Diver
     
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    Well I guess its time to resurrect this thread.

    There is indeed the remains of a plane of the end of Dumaguete airport runway.

    The depth is 45m not 60m, and there is not a great deal left. Mainly the nose section and wings remain and are quite well covered in corals. But it is clearly the remains of a plane.

    Whether or not it is a Zero is of course a different question. It is aluminium so thats a start...and its wings are placed very far forward which I was initially surprised by but it seems to match the pictures posted earlier in this thread.

    There are some other distinctive part sticking up close to the nose, one of which looks like a handle that needed to be squeezed to raise or lower something.

    I would guess either a number of divers have been there already and taken away a lot of the plane; or the fishermen who lay their traps there have been pulling over it for years and just ripped it apart.

    At we now know there is something there.
     
  5. RHB

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    That is cool, sounds like you did your own research! If you have pics I would love to help figure out what type it is. Zeros were aluminum. but it could well be one of several other radial engine Japanese fighters.

    Could be a Hayate Nakagima or an Oscar which to the untrained eye look very like a Zero, and since "japanese Zero" is probably the only plane name most folks know all wreckes become zeros.

    If one was inclined to really find out what it was and it was not recognizable in any other fashion, Zeros were made from a unique proprietary aluminum alloy, it could be tested.
     
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    Sorry I missed you at Atlantis 2 weeks ago.
    Where are you now you can reply by pm please.

    Greetings J.Diver
     
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    Battlefields in Valencia/Dumaguete

    How did i miss this thread is beyond me....I love getting my hands dirty in doing some digging. I have visited the Cataal museum in Valencia and really felt inspired! What can anyone tell me about battle sites, entrenchments, bunkers, findings?
    I did some diggings in Verdun, France, and found a number of relics.
    Militaria is one of my passions.
    Hope to hear from anyone soon.
     
  8. cajixh

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    a plane! cool!

    I love planes.. even though my dream of becoming a pilot is ruin because of a Japanese guy who invented the Ishihara test!, and yes I have red and green color deficiency, no wonder I cant paint.. even though I'm good at sketching..

    anyway.. will they salvage it? or will it be a conserved diving site?..
     
  9. jimeve

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    You will be fine in Dumaguete, as there aren't any stop lights. :cool:
     
  10. cajixh

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    traffics light...

    I guess I'm more suited in the Dumageuete lifestyle :cool:
    I cant wait.. untill I arrive
     
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