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Peter F Kearney

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Last surviving Second World War Dornier bomber Do 17 is to be raised from its watery grave after 70 years in biggest recovery of its kind

Interesting point is that even after 70 years submerged at 50ft its tyre are still inflated.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318808/Last-surviving-Second-World-War-Dornier-bomber-raised-watery-grave-70-years-biggest-recovery-kind.html#ixzz2SF0nXk2L

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Additional link to the project from the RAF museum
http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/things-to-see-and-do/dornier-17-conservation.aspx
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Ric Gillespie

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We're watching this closely.
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Monty Fowler

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"The operation has been made possible by a grant of more than £345,000 from the National Heritage Memorial Fund." 

That's about $536,965, and 80 cents US, at today's exchange rate. Seems awfully cheap for the scope of work. They must be getting a huge government discount or something.

LTM, who always asks for all available freebies,
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Peter F Kearney

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That's about $536,965, and 80 cents US, at today's exchange rate. Seems awfully cheap for the scope of work. They must be getting a huge government discount or something.

That was just one of their sources. They also raised money from a number of RAF associated organizations, plus a generous donation from the public
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Chris Johnson

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Tim Mellon

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Interesting point is that even after 70 years submerged at 50ft its tyre are still inflated.


As is, I believe, the tail-wheel tire of NR16020.

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Ric, isn't the method described for the salvaging of the Dornier comparable to the way you anticipate raising the Devastator in the Marshall Islands?
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Ric Gillespie

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Ric, isn't the method described for the salvaging of the Dornier comparable to the way you anticipate raising the Devastator in the Marshall Islands?

In a general sense, yes.
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They raised it and it looks relatively intact

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-22848638
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That’s incredible! Looking at the images it really looks pretty good. My goodness quite wonderful.
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Chris Johnson

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Other Dornier TIGHAR thread

Maybe merge these threads when the member deluge has abated?
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