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Me-262 or UFO ?

Old 21st Oct 2016, 05:55
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Me-262 or UFO ?

What do the panel think ? Is this metal part found in Romania a landing gear component of the Me-262, or some other aircraft ? Apparently made from a mix of 12 metals, so very hi-tech for the time.

Mysterious piece of aluminium 'could be part of ancient UFO' that visited 250k years ago | Daily Mail Online
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Old 21st Oct 2016, 06:43
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It could not possibly be from a WW2 plane, it MUST be from an Alien Space Ship which was terraforming Earth by Chem-Spraying Dinosaurs, but it crashed into one, hence the bones. Simple! It's in the Mail so it MUST be true!
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I'm waiting for somebody to 'confirm' it was from the planet Zorg!
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 05:07
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It's from the planet Zorg.
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 07:18
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Any sensible answers ? I realised that the 'story' viewed through the distorted prism of the Daily Mail would be seen as lacking seriousness ;-) but thought that the frequenters of this forum might be able to shed light on the likelihood of which aircraft it might be from. It looks like, to me, to be a tooth from a digger bucket, but they aren't made from aluminium for obvious reasons. Part of a landing gear leg suspension system perhaps ?
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 11:26
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Thought it was carbon-dated to be at least 400 years old? So well before aluminium was produced. You never know what you read these days to be fact or fiction!
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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 12:41
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You never know what you read these days to be fact or fiction!
You do if you know that Aluminium contains no carbon, or that carbon dating only works on organic materials.

In any case, the knurled flange-bracket actuator on Zorg ships is concave. This one is convex and thus definitely from Zarg.

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Old 22nd Oct 2016, 13:29
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Will it be at L......s?
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 01:57
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The most common sense for me is seen at the bottom of this page.

Bucket Hoe Tooth, albeit not fully finished to working state.

http://hilblairious.********.co.uk/2...1_archive.html

The holes shown in media photographs are misleading as some holes are where they have been bored for samples to be taken and others are original.

Labs have not revealed how they tested the aluminium, which adds further doubt as to the validity of the dates given from those results.
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 11:41
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You never know what you read these days to be fact or fiction!
If it's in the Daily Mail, you can be sure that it's fiction. That 'newspaper' is only interested in 'good stories' - and it's well known for never letting the facts get in the way of a good story!
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Old 23rd Oct 2016, 11:53
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No one ever made a bucket hoe tooth from aluminium.

But if it's not aluminium (hard to confuse that with cast iron though) the shape and wear patterns certainly look exactly like one.
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In 200,000 years time I was working as a guest worker on the planet Zarge. Through the use of time travelling technology I happened also to be walking along with a spare piece of spaceship in my pocket and lost it next to a dinosaur I was sampling. I then returned to Zarg next week, and a fortnight ago I will come back and clear up this story in your newspapers.
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