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Chris Johnson

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2013, 03:55:49 AM »

postponed for another week?

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2013, 01:40:11 PM »

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2013, 09:27:07 PM »



"Believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world,..."

Gives new meaning to the word intact, but an interesting recovery nonetheless.

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #18 on: June 11, 2013, 01:39:49 AM »

Does seem to indicate that some peices have been left on the sea bed! Wouldn't surprise me either if some of it had been broken off by fishing boats trawling the area.  Suppose there's time to excavate the debris field.
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2013, 08:56:43 AM »

As I watched it hanging from the jig at the side of the barge, I thought "That's going to break." Somehow it didn't.
They had got the engines on the report this morning and are going to get the port outer wing today (I think). Then it's up to RAF Cosford for stabilization.
So good to have a positive result after the Burma Spitfires debacle.
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2013, 09:02:10 AM »

It was a bit of a risk doing that way but the cost of a aluminium frame was beyond their budget.  I was worried too that it would fall apart, like the German Plane retrieved from a Fjord in Norway that broke up.  Must find the video for that on.  Defiantly not the way to do it.

link from a post by Russ in another thread
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2013, 12:19:47 AM »

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 10:11:34 PM »

Shot down by a Boulton Paul Defiant? How rare is that?

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 06:33:58 AM »

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #24 on: December 18, 2013, 07:59:58 AM »

Sprayed with citric acid to halt the corrosion? Now that is interesting.

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #25 on: June 10, 2014, 01:44:05 AM »

Update

Reminds me a bit of the Hunley
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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #26 on: June 10, 2014, 06:33:55 AM »

"The work of conserving this unique aircraft for future generations is proceeding slowly, as staff learn just what it takes to turn a piece of 1930s high technology into a display-ready artefact."

That's going to be TIGHAR by the end of the year, because Niku VIII is going to be the one that finds the any-idiot artifact down in the briny deep.

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Re: RAF Museum plans Do 17 recovery
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2015, 10:01:51 PM »

A BBC News update about the ongoing work on this Dornier 17. Looks a lot different with all those barnacles removed. View the short video at this site.   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-33088253
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