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  1. #1
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Exclusive photos of a buried Iraqi jet fighter being recovered by U.S. Air Force troops. The Iraqi jet, an advanced Russian MiG-25 Foxbat, was found buried in the sand after an informant tipped off U.S. troops.

    The MiG was dug out of a massive sand dune near the Al Taqqadum airfield by U.S. Air Force recovery teams. The MiG was reportedly one of over two dozen Iraqi jets buried in the sand, like hidden treasure, waiting to be recovered at a later date.

    Contrary to what some in the major media have reported, not all the jets found were from the Gulf War era.

    The Russian-made MiG-25 Foxbat being recovered by U.S. Air Force troops in the photos is an advanced reconnaissance version never before seen in the West and is equipped with sophisticated electronic warfare devices.

    U.S. Air Force recovery teams had to use large earth-moving equipment to uncover the MiG, which is over 70 feet long and weighs nearly 25 tons.

    The Foxbat is known to be one of Iraq's top jet fighters. The advanced electronic reconnaissance version found by the U.S. Air Force is currently in service with the Russian air force. The MiG is capable of flying at speeds of over 2,000 miles an hour, or three times the speed of sound, and at altitudes of over 75,000 feet.

    The recovery of the advanced MiG fighter is considered to be an intelligence coup by the U.S. Air Force. The Foxbat may also be equipped with advanced Russian- and French-made electronics that were sold to Iraq during the 1990s in violation of a U.N. ban on arms sales to Baghdad.

    The buried aircraft at Al Taqqadum were covered in camouflage netting, sealed and, in many cases, had their wings removed before being buried more than 10 feet beneath the Iraqi desert.



    The discovery of the buried Iraqi jet fighters illustrates the problem faced by U.S. inspection teams searching Iraq for weapons of mass destruction. Iraq is larger in size than California, and the massive deserts south and west of Baghdad were used by Saddam Hussein to hide weapons during the first Gulf war.

    U.S. intelligence sources have already uncovered several mass grave burial sites in the open deserts with an estimated 10,000 dead hidden there. In addition, Iraq previously hid SCUD missiles, chemical weapons and biological warheads by burying them under the desert sand.

    U.N. inspection teams found the weapons in the early 1990s after detailed information of the exact locations was obtained.

    Top U.S. weapons inspector Dr. David Kay is known to favor human intelligence as the primary means to find Iraq's hidden treasure trove of weapons and secrets.

    While there are rumors of Iraqi chemical and biological weapons being shipped to nearby Syria, the weapons may very well still remain inside Iraq buried under the vast desert wastelands.
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

  2. #2
    srdraftcad

    Treasure hunting Government style

    Hi GD.

    Congra. for this information. It is quite detailed and profesional.

    srdraftcad

  3. #3
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Treasure hunting Government style

    Glad ya liked it srdraftcad...
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

  4. #4

    Mar 2003
    New Jersey....
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    Treasure hunting Government style

    and are you going to take credit for writing it Gold Digger, at least give credit where it is due... I see you left the name of the person that wrote it off the bottom........ tsk tsk
    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose........

  5. #5
    Dowsing/LRL Opponent

    Jul 2003
    The United States of Texas
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    Treasure hunting Government style

    Yep, you know I wrote it Chix...

    Actually it is copied and pasted in it's entirity as found. I made no claim of writing it, and do not know who wrote it, nor do I care who wrote it, it is unimportant to me and I'm reasonably sure the average Joe doesn't give a damn who wrote it either...
    Remember, the kid you leave home today
    will be voting tomorrow. Take a kid detecting!!

  6. #6

    Mar 2004
    New Mexico
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    Treasure hunting Government style

    Looks as though the entire stabilizer serves as an elevator. Thanks for the pics and story.
    Jack

  7. #7

    Mar 2005
    Channahon Illinois
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    Outstanding story! Go USA!! I can't believe this has not been made more know in the media. People do some strange things don't they? Amazing!

  8. #8
    us
    Jun 2004
    Hurlock, Maryland
    XP Deus, Excalibur II
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    Great story. I guess any country that would bury its leader would not mind burying a jet or two. Go figure.

    Ed
    Keep detecting, Keep finding, Keep digging!

    Ed Donovan

  9. #9
    us
    Jan 2005
    Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    Wonder what that sucker would have rang up as on the ole detector! Thanks for the cool story!

    Dudes
    Garrett Ace 250

  10. #10
    nutso

    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    Alot of these finds never made the news. There is much more to this story. Many items have been found and carted away and for whatever reason none of them made the news. Deny, deny, deny, just like agent orange, they don't exist. But the truth will come out. Tell me why the returning GI's are being tested for all sorts of things when they return(radiation, asbestos, chem's) the list goes on forever. GI's have pics of weapons that don't exist. Removed by our gov't and kept secret. But the pics will surface eventually and we will all know.

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2005
    Maine
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    wow, thats a heck of a find. i'm surprised that it was found because of informants and not by US aircraft flying over it w/ sonar, radar, magnatometers, or something.

    it just go's to show, that we should never trust the media about anything, ever.

  12. #12
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    us
    Jan 2005
    Choctaw Beach Florida
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    good stuff! One for the Air Force.
    God and country.

  13. #13
    Floater

    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    I love that stuff and thanks for the post. Kinda makes me feel all fuzzy inside knowing the gang is findin it still. Thanks Goldigger.

    Chiz what the hec dude, did ya wake up on the wrong side. Joe don't care and this ain't Dan Rather reporting.
    Plagiarism is for some artist not us detectors. Now play nice or the sandbox gets emptied. LOL

  14. #14

    Dec 2004
    242
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    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    I read an article about this in a magazine a while ago and that they still where finding other military items.This is a cool picture .When I first opened this I was thinking it was something doing with the government uncovering some lost city.Then when I opened this up I just dropped my jaw! I never figured anything like this would be something any military Would even alllow to be shown...It's like a Indiana Jones movie comming alive! Cool! I love "All" of our different troops and I am dam proud of them too!All of us U.S.A. people want you all to come home healthy and safe.God bless you all!? This would have been even more interesting, if it was a U.F.O. they where uncovering.I would be dropping more then just my jaw!
    I think that they should allow people to go and do metal detecting over where the Raswell incident happened and down by Mexico.......That also would be my kind of stuf!>>>>YA!

  15. #15
    Rich

    Re: Treasure hunting Government style

    well,if you were stockpiling "things" so it couldnt be seen by the echelon sat's or can be seen by the high flyin birdz in the sky - what would you do ? - me id do the same- bury it! - also isint that a US made plane?

 

 
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