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NZ farmer's secret WW2 aircraft collection of 60 years

Article about: Possibly one of the best "barn find" stories? Retired New Zealand farmer John Smith recently died leaving behind literally in his farm sheds a collection of WW2 aircraft he had pur

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    Wonderful to see that there are still some of these aircraft surfacing after so many years..

    Hopefully they can be properly preserved and exhibited..


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    Very nice to see people had the will, space and money to preserve the history.

    Just wait until my wife finds the Sherman Tank in the shed.

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    I know that most of you guys from over there or down under get excited (and rightly so)
    about the possible restoration of the Mossie but I have to say, I really like those old P40s.
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture NZ farmer's secret WW2 aircraft collection of 60 years  
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    Bet his relatives are like thank **** now lets sell this shit! Its like watching American pickers when the basically dead 99 year old wont sell any of the stuff those two conmen find under 10 tons of earth . How much is this skanky old rolax watch I will give you 5 bucks! Indian motorbike nahhhhhh noone wants them as they are old .....50 bucks! Rob

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    Not everyone is solely driven by monetary gain bud. The aircraft are not being sold, but put on display at the Omaka Aviation Heritage museum, who with a team of volunteers are restoring them, before placing them on public display.

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    Great story!!
    Thanks Anderson.
    I like to see ole War Birds brought back to life.

    Semper Fi

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