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#1 Maushake

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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:35 AM

A friend of mine works for the sonar company involved in this project to retrieve some remnants of Canadian aviation history: http://www.cbc.ca/be...erent-1.4205184
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Posted 15 July 2017 - 03:46 AM

An interesting method of destruction.


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Posted 16 July 2017 - 01:12 AM

An interesting method of destruction.

 

 

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Posted 16 July 2017 - 02:22 PM

I misread it, I thought they were destroyed by firing them into the lake.
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#5 Maushake

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Update on this story for anyone interested: they've found one!

http://www.cbc.ca/ne...iling-1.4280537
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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:53 PM

Seems odd to me, especially during that time period, and the described mission of the aircraft that anyone within the government would summarily order the destruction of the aircraft.  Has the REAL reason ever been declassified or become public record?


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#7 Maushake

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 09:54 PM

I think part of the reason for the destruction of all existing aircraft was fear that the Soviets had got a spy somewhere on the inside; after the cancellation of the programme, it was thus considered best to get rid of everything. And when the Mitrokhin archive was released in the 90s, it turned out that the Soviets had indeed apparently got hold of some of the plans.
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:24 AM

This story hit the NYT the other day:

https://mobile.nytim...VW49Aon7h?amp=1
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Posted 18 September 2017 - 04:37 PM

A two-part series with Dan Akroyd? I got time for that.


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