Ki 54 Hickory found

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  1. Geedee

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    Found this on another forum and thought it too important not to share here.

    Ki 54 Hickory found in a Japanese fresh water lake and quite recently to boot !!. It looks in absolutely brilliant condition !. Here's hoping its eventually raised, preserved and displayed !


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKTpCd9hiJk
     
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    Excellent vid!!!! Nice find Gary!!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    WOW!!! that is in great shape....hope they have plans to raise her.
     
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    Very cool! Nice find Gary, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Wow. Hopefully it is raised and preserved!!
     
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    I hear it will be raised and displayed in Misawa Airbase nearby after cleanup.
    Nice find Gary:)
     
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    Makes you wonder what other aircraft are well preserved underwater waiting to be recovered.
     
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    The actual planes many times have more details than we are used to in movies or flight sims. Even more with less know types such as the Japanese.
     
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    Outstanding news !. Many thanks for the update.
     
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    Gees, it looks almost new. What an awesome find!
     
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    Found that by chance this morning too - great find!!!
     
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    #13 Shinpachi, Jan 24, 2012
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    You are welcome Gary:)
    Beijing Aviation Museum holds one.
     
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    we would all be amazed if we knew that. think of the sheer number of planes that went down! all the fresh water lakes in europe and russia...norway...finland...hell, the great lakes in the us...and not to mention the far east and japan all could hold treasures like that. the further down and colder the better too. it would be fun just to hunt for them!
     
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    Sounds like a good Business idea
     
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