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Seeing the light of day after 70 years

Started by DD1975, May 25, 2013, 18:58:34 PM

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sybershot

I hope they have salvaged more than what is shown in the photo. Nice to see anyhow  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

DD1975

They have nearly the entire plane Syber, they took the wings off and they are in a different poly-tunnel, they have also split the fuselage too to try to make it easier to clean  :thumbsup:
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Been a while but here is the latest:

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/dornier-17-moves-next-stage-conservation.html

Note best to click the link at the end or the article as it opens the full report that has more pictures
Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer

DD1975

Another nice article here:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/military-history/world-war-two/art503408-how-the-raf-museum-is-conserving-the-worlds-last-remaining-world-war-two-dornier-bomber

"I'm not an expert in this field but I would guess that it has been hit by ground fire then the Defiant has come in behind and shot at it and finished it off," says Priday.

He's right, he's not an expert the Bolton-Paul Defiant was a turret fighter and had no forward facing guns:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boulton_Paul_Defiant

Smoke me a Kipper I'll be back for breakfast - Ace Rimmer