: ...I'll grant you some leeway in that 3km
: removes some of the more active chemical
: deterioration but given 75 years immersion
: and the fact that the Navy doesn't give a
: hoot about its own history you're just
: dreaming that these planes will be salvaged
: or that they'll ever fly.
: Who would want to take a chance on the spar
: of one of these birds at 600 feet AGL making
: a left hand turnout ? You're better off
: re-manufacturing one from scratch.
: Additionally, while a current bird runs
: about 1.25 million I'm not sure even a mass
: recovery could ever justify the cost.
: Dreams come true, yes--we're even seeing
: these things these days--but don't count on
: Randy Stone