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Heinkel 115 salvage

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    On the 2 of june we finaly managed to salvage this beautiful airplane from 47m depth in Haffersfjord in Norway
    The plane was untouched by others before we did the first dive in 2005 and since then we have done more than 80 dives preparing the salvage.
    And what a plane
    Working in 1-2m wiz you could not get the full overwiev of the sise.
    but when rised we could se the size
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    Relaxing on the wing after mud removing
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    Nice cat in front of the mg17 aftfiring gun.
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    Me with the rear MG15 gun.
    Pictures above borrowed from the internett since I was buissy recovering the plane
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    Plane almost airborne again after 69,5 years in the mud.

    The plane is to be displayed at the Sola airplane museum.
    Tor Arthur
    Norway

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    Great work! I love the cat

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    Awesome!

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    Awesome!

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    Looks like a good day at the office!! thanks for sharing.. Terry.

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    Definitely a tomcat! haha
    Outstanding work. Please keep us updated on this project. I really enjoy reading about things like this!

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    Love it!

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    Now the airplane is dissasambeled and put into the freshwatertank buildt for it :-)
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    plane in watertank

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    Engine before cleaning

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    Engine after cleaning

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    conecting rods. the block was magnesium and is gone.

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    paper marking from tape roll


    McGyver
    Last edited by McGyver; 06-09-2012 at 12:05 PM.

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    That is the best war relic I have seen for a long time ! Great work

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Why the freshwater tank ??? excellent going mind keep us posted!! Cheers Terry.

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    Freshwater to get the salt and minerals our of the aluminium before it is dried.
    to stop the corrotion between the plates and rivets.
    and a oxygen scavanger will be added to stop new corrotion forming during the prosess.
    Salt and minerals have broken down alot of things from the sea that have not been treated corectly...
    McGyver

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