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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:59 am

J Calhoun, is there a reason why the museum wishes not to attempt to restore the plane, perhaps i can see why as to not being say A-1 flyable condition...but on an appearance scale say with new body skin, an apropriete looking landing gear, and a touch of proper/identifying correct markings would at least allow visitors to see what the appearance of a WW2 rare and famous plane appeared as in battle trim (even if looks only)Imageas this symbol was used from 1918 to 1945 on Finnish planes as was the "roundels" used by RAF....5 years prior to the beer hall putch...and Hitler's defining the swastika as laid forth in Mein Kampf...would be an interesting marking to the public...

Contrary to some reports, the Buffalo is not being "restored".
Restoration implies the return of the aircraft to like new (or near)
condition. In order to preserve the authentic and historic significance of
the aircraft, it will be preserved in the condition it was in when
recovered from the Lake with the exception that handling damage and
structural repair necessary to the integrity of the aircraft will be
effected.
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:30 am

Thanks for the update, JCalhoun.

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Ricky » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:47 pm

New Question! (you'll get fed up of this soon... :D )

What about civilian vehicles owned by WW2 personalities? For example there is a museum in Moscow that has cars owned by Martin Bormann.
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:03 pm

I think we can consider them for the database. After all, they would still be of interest to WWII buffs.

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:12 pm

Ricky good question..i saw a person whom owned the model car which was used on the movie "the great dictator" by charlie chaplin..or animated car which was used in movie themes...

or even sillier, but the wife never knew on the silly movie "Rat Race" who Klaus Barbie was..and had to chuckle when they where driving in Hitlers car, and found Eva's lipstick...sorry off topic...but speaking on personal vehicles, i know Hitlers was bullet proof and if anyone read the Book band of brothers, when the 101st found cars from the wolfs layer and where using as personal cars, and forced to give to higher ups in the US Army, some good stories rather then the grunts give up their wheels, i think Goering's car, they tested the bullet proof windows, found out they worked, so the 101 guys before handing over, tested armour piercing rounds on the windows, which didn't stop the rounds, and i believe i read another tested the suspensions by driving off a 10 foot cliff, and found out the chasis wasn't beefed up, so some LT got a vehicle which wouldn't run...lol....
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:22 pm

Another think I was thinking about: Perhaps we should only have one memorial per country, and then write the address under the location remarks? Otherwise, we will likely end up with an extremely long list of memorials with only one vehicle each.

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Ricky » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:23 pm

A good idea.
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:01 pm

Cristian good idea i think..like list as topic German memorial sites,vehicles, and list numerous URL so people can see german site, same as my trip to Bastogne, and have a begium site showing url to sheman and jeep their as a memorial??

is this what you mean??
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:06 pm

With the database, you will be able to fetch a list of all the monuments with WWII vehicles in a country (once we get them added to the database). At the moment we only have two for the US, but here's how it will look: http://www.pmvrp.com/index.php?search=t ... rchTerm=44 (we might have to add states for the US if we get a lot of US monuments).

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Ricky » Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:11 pm

vehicle 166 is in the UK, not Australia ;)
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 4:44 pm

well send it back to australia...LOL...
my choice for CanadiAN museums would be thisImage

if someone takes the time to view this url, maybe the museum where J Calhoun said the Brewster is located could do as this museum has...oh, and for air-buffs, tuesday night is volunteer night, so one can help cleaning the panels of the Lanc, help with tasks to reastore the Lancaster, and although pics didn't show in this site, even the tents inside with WW2 cots, flight boots, uniforms of WAAFS, flight logs, all donated by people leaving stuff to a place of good rest beats boxes of stuff in ones attic, as it finally has a home or resting place...http://www.lancastermuseum.ca/current.html
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 5:54 pm

Ricky
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The project is for vehicles only, and while the structure would probably work fine for aircrafts, I must admid that I think we have enough on our hands with just vehicles.

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby bf109 Emil » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:21 pm

Christian Ankerstjerne...righto...sorry...
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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Tue Jun 10, 2008 7:17 pm

No problem - I like aircrafts myself, but armour is my main passion. Ah, if only I had more time ;)

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Re: PMVRP Discussion

Postby Christian Ankerstjerne » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:56 pm

I've started adding the vehicle ID in front of the added vehicles, rather than an asterisk, as this will make it easier to look up vehicles in the database.


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