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Dornier 17 - Goodwin Sands to be raised on 4th May 2013

Article about: As reported on the BBC news this morning (3rd May 2013), the crash wreck on Goodwin Sands of the German Do 17 is to be raised on the 4th. Dornier 17 conservation | Whats going on? | Cosford

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    As reported on the BBC news this morning (3rd May 2013), the crash wreck on Goodwin Sands of the German Do 17 is to be raised on the 4th.

    Dornier 17 conservation | Whats going on? | Cosford | RAF Museum

    BBC News - Dornier 17: Salvaging a rare WWII plane from the seabed

    The BBC news channel will be reporting live from the site !

    Gary J.

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    Really looking forward to watching the progress on this!

    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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    Good luck to them and I hope they get it out without it falling apart.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Looks like their diving the wreck tomorrow, and fitting the lifting cradle ....
    So, unfortunately no actual lift tomorrow.

    Still, it will be worth watching the progress.

    Gary J.

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    Interesting, I think to the Stuka from Sinsheim Museum in Germany, plane found in Frjus.
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    Quote by Jerry B View Post
    Good luck to them and I hope they get it out without it falling apart.
    EEK! I wouldn't hold yer breath on that score Jerry....
    '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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    Quote by big ned View Post
    EEK! I wouldn't hold yer breath on that score Jerry....
    I am also concerned about the condition, especially having listened to the representative of the Technical Museum in Berlin. Lets hope that fate allows the aircraft to at least survive to some extent, it would certainly make for a fantastic display. The frame construction process will take quite a while anyway, so we will have to wait for that to be completed first.

    Regards,

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    There may also be a bit of a problem regarding EOD, as something that appears to be shaped like a SC 50 fifty kilogram bomb has been spotted lying in the bomb bay.
    '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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    Of course from reading the article I don't think the plane actually reached land as it was part of a decoy to draw British fighters into a trap of 3 wings of German fighters, but you'd have thought he'd have dropped that bomb into the sea before attempting a crash-landing!

    Then again the plane had been shot up a bit so he may not have been able to get rid of it. Tricky..

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    Truly Amazing! I for one will keep watching and can only wish them all the good fortune and success that such a project so richly deserves. Jonathan.

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