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Heinkel 115 salvage

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    hi,what happened to the crew and was there anything in the cockpit,,,adam

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    ohhhhhhhh I never knew that!!! thanks for the info..Terry.

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    hi,what happened to the crew and was there anything in the cockpit,,,adam
    Hi Adam,

    The aircraft suffered a heavy landing but all the crew escaped before it capsized and sank back in 1942. Here is a linky to a really good video of the wreck during and after it's recovery with some excellent interior shots. The preservation is amazing with the rescue raft and first aid locker still intact. The biggest suprise for me is the Revi reflector gunsight that was in the cockpit. These things were fitted in fighters like the 109 and 190, the thought of the pilot using this huge aircraft for strafing with this sight and the underwing cannons is awe inspiring! Enjoy the film!

    Rare Heinkel He 115 recovered from the sea in Norway World Warbird News

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    I visited the Sola Airshow today and was lucky enough to talk to the legend Eric Brown.
    He is one of the few people living that have been flying the he115
    He described it as a big seagull. slow with big wings.
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    Me and Eric.

    He Also were verry impressed of the state that our plane is in after 70 years in the sea.
    McGyver

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    What a fantastic recovery, the aeroplane looks to be in amazing condition for that length of time under the sea. It must be a real thrill to be a part of it's recovery, you must have enjoyed every minute of it. Great pics and great story, well done.

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    Great reading and great to see such an aircraft raised and to be put display. Thanks for posting

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Hi Adam,

    The aircraft suffered a heavy landing but all the crew escaped before it capsized and sank back in 1942. Here is a linky to a really good video of the wreck during and after it's recovery with some excellent interior shots. The preservation is amazing with the rescue raft and first aid locker still intact. The biggest suprise for me is the Revi reflector gunsight that was in the cockpit. These things were fitted in fighters like the 109 and 190, the thought of the pilot using this huge aircraft for strafing with this sight and the underwing cannons is awe inspiring! Enjoy the film!

    Rare Heinkel He 115 recovered from the sea in Norway World Warbird News

    Regards, Ned.
    thanks for that ned,really enjoyed it

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    More fun to come :-)
    Today we unpacked the liferaft from the plane and cleaned out most of the gear in it.
    amasing what they carried as spares.
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    we found this in one of the boxes.
    the other box :
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    contained the std flaregun kit.
    Walther zeller mehlis
    McGyver

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    Priorities...If all else fails just get drunk!!! lol.. Thanks Mc Cyver...Terry

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    Wow, the plane is in amazing condition.
    The equipment inside is just a bonus.
    Look forward to seeing more pics.
    Thanks for both pics and video y'all.

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