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Russ Matthews

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RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« on: September 03, 2010, 01:18:34 AM »

According to recent articles in the British press, the RAF Museum is planning to recover the wreck of a rare German bomber shot down during the "Battle of Britain."

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/news/article.cfm?headline=W W 2 Bomber on Goodwin Sands

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3122896/Nazi-jet-found-in-sea-off-Deal-Kent.html

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Monty Fowler

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 05:04:48 PM »

After having been in the ocean for 60-odd years, though ... good luck to them! At least they don't have to worry about it being all crusted over with coral, like a couple of Devastators we all know and love.
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 05:10:23 PM »

A more detailed website dedicated to the conduct and progress of the RAFM Do-17 project has gone active here...

http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/conservation-centre/dornier-17-conservation-project.cfm
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2010, 06:41:21 AM »

Thanks for the link - looks like these lads are serious. AND this one is in very shallow water. Lucky for them!
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 03:18:10 PM »

Yesterday (16 September, 2010) the Do 17 project team posted underwater video of the wreck that was shot during an investigation conducted three months earlier.  Check it out here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DlBKYXHSuhc
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2010, 12:34:27 PM »

Fantastick,  shame the channel is a mercky old place with low viz most of the time.

70 years since the battle of Britain.
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 04:08:26 AM »

Update on BBC News Website

Luftwaffe Dornier 17 at Goodwin Sands 'still intact'

Not sure if the iplayer content will work outside of UK
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011, 09:41:56 PM »

"The Royal Air Force Museum has launched today a fundraising campaign to rescue the sole surviving example of the WWII Dornier Do-17 aircraft. "

Sad that there isn't another example of a Flying Pencil around.  I suppose that if we had lost the war the situation would be reversed...
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 11:11:27 AM »

And interesting that this one is going to be displayed "as is," not "restored."
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 09:46:30 AM »

This is not going to end well ...

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 10:38:49 AM »

Godspeed to those working on the recovery, glad to see it will be displayed as-is. 
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2013, 06:57:34 AM »

I am afraid of what is going to occur here.... If they get that aircraft onto the barge even in two pieces it will be a miralce.
You would think that salvage/recovery teams would realize after seeing all the attempts over the last decades, and the delays and disasters that have resulted, that when you are dealing with Mother Nature, you come up with your plan, and the budget for it, then DOUBLE it- to take into account the natural delays and costs that will be encountered.

I too wish them the best of luck, and keep my fingers crossed.
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
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