It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

WWII Dornier bomber raised from English Channel

page: 1
6

log in

join
share:

posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 01:10 PM
link   






The Dornier 17 aircraft was shot down off the Kent coast more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain. Believed to be the only intact example of its kind in the world, it has laid in 50ft (15m) of water on the Goodwin Sands. Attempts by the RAF Museum to salvage the relic have been hit by strong winds over the last few weeks. The BBC's Nick Higham on board the salvage barge said the weather conditions for the hour-long operation were "near perfect" on Monday evening.


www.bbc.co.uk...

Good job! Nice looking plane back in the day..though lethal..





Designed in the early 1930s, it was one of the three main Luftwaffe bomber types used in the first three years of the war. The Do 17 made its combat debut in 1937 during the Spanish Civil War, operating in the Condor Legion in various roles. Along with the Heinkel He 111 it was the main bomber type of the German air arm in 1939–1940. The Dornier was used throughout the war, and saw action in significant numbers in every major campaign theatre as a front line aircraft until the end of 1941, when its effectiveness and usage was curtailed as its bomb load and range were limited. Production of the Dornier ended in the summer of 1940


en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 10-6-2013 by canucks555 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:06 PM
link   
reply to post by canucks555
 

I must be the only person that thinks this is a waste of time and money in these times of hardship and austerity? A 70 year old German bomber? What are "we" gonna do with that? Stick it in a museum? Why...?

SMH



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:08 PM
link   
it looks in good nick for its age



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:12 PM
link   
it would be more interesting if they could run a story on who may have bagged this baby/heep of scrap..



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:24 PM
link   

Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver

A 70 year old German bomber? What are "we" gonna do with that? Stick it in a museum?


Yes, exactly that.

Wasn't tricky was it?



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:33 PM
link   

Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
reply to post by canucks555
 

I must be the only person that thinks this is a waste of time and money in these times of hardship and austerity? A 70 year old German bomber? What are "we" gonna do with that? Stick it in a museum? Why...?

SMH


Hardship & austerity?
Only for the middle classes downwards.

However, I think this is a great thing. What price history? This is a relic that can be placed in a museum and is something tangible for schoolchildren to learn from. That is, as long as WWII in still part of the History Curriculum?

I'm sure you would be fascinated if you could get up close to it, after restoration.

Peace



posted on Jun, 10 2013 @ 02:39 PM
link   

Originally posted by Soloprotocol
it would be more interesting if they could run a story on who may have bagged this baby/heep of scrap..


You can be assured we will be told the flight history, the number of bombs she dropped and how she came to her demise once she is on show.

The Battle of Britain was an amazing effort by the R.A.F, touched by a lot of luck.
edit on 10/6/13 by Cobaltic1978 because: (no reason given)



new topics

top topics



 
6

log in

join