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Old 29 August 2013, 15:56   #11
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Don't think it's concrete either. And the aircraft was returning from a patrol when it crashed, not a practice run...

Quite a remarkable machine to drill into a hill and have some aircrew survive.
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Old 29 August 2013, 16:57   #12
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Don't think it's concrete either. And the aircraft was returning from a patrol when it crashed, not a practice run...

Quite a remarkable machine to drill into a hill and have some aircrew survive.
Well ye know what to do innit ?

Timescale wise I'd be surprised .. but stranger things have happened .. they still get pulled out of the Thames mud and Clydebank every other year
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Don't think it's concrete either. And the aircraft was returning from a patrol when it crashed, not a practice run...

Quite a remarkable machine to drill into a hill and have some aircrew survive.
Looks like cordite to me.

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I don't think so. I've encountered cordite previously and this stuff is hard and crystalline, almost yellowish.
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Just been sparking to one of my old relatives in the village who was in the merchant navy during the latter part of ww2 as a gunner thought I'd ask him about the stuff
, he recons that Torpex is what a lot of depth charges & torpedoes were filled with but to get a slower explosion to give a greater shock wave
it was mixed with all kinds of stuff such as wax & raw aluminium powder .
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