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Test firing a Spitfire machine gun

9 November 2011 Last updated at 18:38 GMT

TV historian Dan Snow test fires a machine gun from a WW2 Spitfire which has been recovered from a peat bog in Co Donegal where it had lain buried for 70 years.

The plane crashed at over 350mph yet much of the plane was found to be intact when it was excavated in June.

Dan Snow presents Dig WW2, a TV series for BBC Northern Ireland next year.

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