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    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=30267

    I want finnish markings, but no, it will paint to usa markings

    "No enemy plane will fly over the reich territory"
    Herman G├┬Âring
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    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=30267

    I want finnish markings, but no, it will paint to usa markings

    "No enemy plane will fly over the reich territory"
    Herman G├┬Âring
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    Jasko76's Avatar Senior Member
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    Darn shame! No respect for Finnish history. US Navy was only too happy to get rid of the Buffalo. Plus, this very B-239 has an interesting history - 8 confirmed kills. Which US Buffalo could boast of such results? None.

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    Jasko


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    Mother nature is still kind to us all WOW! what a find! Please lets not start bashing
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    Come on, dammit! I'm an American, listen to me! Paint the plane in a Finnish scheme! The US doesn't deserve the plane! Give it back! Let it be in its rightful home, Finland!

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    I agree that BW-372 belongs in a Finnish museum. Damn shame that it won't be, and even worse is the prospect that it will be restored in U.S. Navy colours
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    Well the only good thing for me is its about 3 miles from my house

    I guess Ill have to try to find out more on this
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    http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/9434527.htm

    "No enemy plane will fly over the reich territory"
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    OK, I have been following this story since the whole thing was in WarBirds WorldWide, many years ago


    If Finland wants a Buffalo, a good way for them to get one is to go get one. The fact of the matter is that the way things turned out, this aircraft is ending up in the USA

    Whoever OWNS the plane should decide where it goes

    How do you guys feel about the P-51Ds that are painted in US wartime colors? Most of them shouldn't be. What's the difference?

    The Buffalo is an important and very very rare aircraft. Painting it in US colors is more of a tribute to those in the US Navy who died trying to fight in the Buffalo than it is an insult to Finland.

    Maybe Finland should have paid off the local Russian authorities and recovered the damn airplane itself?


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    As it said here:
    http://www.bradenton.com/mld/bradenton/9434527.htm

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    The plane was little damaged other than bullet holes well-preserved by the lake's icy waters. For that reason and because of its historic importance it will be exhibited as it was found, Rasmussen said.
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    A speck of dirt on your windscreen could turn into an enemy fighter in the time it took to look round and back again. A little smear on your goggles might hide the plane that was coming in to kill you.
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