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NZ Historic Aircraft Treasure Trove Discovered

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Can't believe I missed this story.
    "For more than 60 years an "Aladdin's Cave" of historic planes, including one of only 30 Mosquito combat aircraft left in the world, has remained largely out of sight on a rural Nelson property.
    But now the rare planes are on a journey that will see some displayed in Marlborough's Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre museum, and one, a P-51D Mustang fighter, potentially being restored to fly again.
    The World War II and other historic planes belonged to John Smith, from Mapua, west of Nelson, who began his private collection as a young man in the 1950s.
    In a lifetime of hunting out and saving old aircraft he amassed a collection which also included a Tiger Moth biplane, Vampire jet airframes, two Curtiss P40 Kittyhawk fighters as well as a huge amount of parts from all over the country."
    www.stuff.co.nz/national/121990112/treasure-trove-of-hidden-historic-planes-including-rare-wwii-mosquito-to-see-the-light?fbclid=IwAR3eL0EF6uHissltnAN7oyDDtWg37s0JAsKdEDEPy-7dJ_WQyh5kEjeWvLE
     
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  2. bronk7

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    good deal .....
     

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