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P47 wreck found

A P 47 that crashed in the Channel off Britain in 1944 has now been located. The pilot survived and was rescued.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-engl...ay-seabed-scan
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looks a little beat up....
if the pilot was rescued, then very possibly not a hard crash..? unless he bailed out...? if he bailed out, he would've needed to be at high altitude, so more possibility of hard crash and not much left of the plane to find......they didn't have autopilots in the fighters, did they?
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looks a little beat up....
if the pilot was rescued, then very possibly not a hard crash..? unless he bailed out...? if he bailed out, he would've needed to be at high altitude, so more possibility of hard crash and not much left of the plane to find......they didn't have autopilots in the fighters, did they?
72 years under the channel which can be quite turbulent could cause disintegration any way It's not Truk lagoon.
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It looks like it's in the tidal range. If you had strong tides where it's at, it would have been ripped apart over time.
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It looks like it's in the tidal range. If you had strong tides where it's at, it would have been ripped apart over time.
Within Weymouth Bay the tidal currents are complex, often quite benign but there are places where more than one tidal flow meets another and quite strong ones come down from the Channel. East of Portland Bill has some fierce eddies apparently and considerable shingle gets moved around. There has also been significant dredging for shingle over time so any wreckage could have been hid by a dredge. I wouldn't read much either way from the current state of the remains to the original crash.
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Anyway,thanks for sharing it with us.
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