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HE-115 Recovered In Norway  
User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Posted (2 years 3 months 14 hours ago) and read 6166 times:

Some video of this month's recovery of a HE-115 recovered from Hafrsfjord. Said to be the only floatplane version of this aircraft in existence.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ace_1338726717

Glad to see a few rare WW2 aircraft coming out of Norway for restoration. Not long ago a Condor was recovered from Norway and sent to Germany for restoration.


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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12138 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

Quoting canoecarrier (Thread starter):
Said to be the only floatplane version of this aircraft in existence.

I believe the He-115s were all floatplanes. There were only 138 built.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/He-115

But it is good to have another surviving warbird from WWII.


User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 6098 times:
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Wow! It appears to be remarkably intact!


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User currently offlineSSTeve From United States of America, joined Dec 2011, 703 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 12 hours ago) and read 6080 times:

Wow. Markings still very legible.

No "survivors" section in the wikipedia article. Guess there's one now!


User currently offlineGPHOTO From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 829 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (2 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 6005 times:
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I believe a set of floats are held in a museum In Norway and the plans are to make a full restoration using these plus a spare engine. Good to see another type recovered from extinction.

Best regards,

Jim



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User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 5716 times:

Quoting SSTeve (Reply 3):
Wow. Markings still very legible.

I agree, the plane seems remarkably well preserved.

Quoting GPHOTO (Reply 4):
Good to see another type recovered from extinction.

I'd really like to see the Blohm & Voss 222 6 engined flying boat scuttled after the war by the British recovered and restored. I read somewhere it was filled with spare parts and sunk. Supposedly still in good condition. I saw a model of it at the Museum of Flight at BFI last week and thought it was very unique having mid wing defensive gun turrets.



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User currently offlineg38 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 5629 times:
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Quoting canoecarrier (Reply 5):
I'd really like to see the Blohm & Voss 222 6 engined flying boat scuttled after the war by the British recovered and restored.

Don't know if its true, but at the bottom of the paragraph on the 222 this website claims there are plans to do so. With a quick google search one can find a number of sites claiming the same thing. Not sure its true though, since if it were you would think they would have some sort of website asking for money. Anyone else got any info?

http://www.chuckhawks.com/great_flying_boats.htm


User currently offlinecanoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (2 years 2 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 5013 times:

Quoting GPHOTO (Reply 4):
Good to see another type recovered from extinction.

I read today that the Germans are recovering a JU-87D in the Baltic as we speak.
http://www.spiegel.de/international/...r-from-baltic-seabed-a-837155.html

Still, to find such a complete example is "terrific," said Andrew Simpson, curator of the aircraft collection at the RAF Museum.

"You are still talking about less than a dozen in the world, even if you include every back end and center section found on the Russian steppes," he said. "Any Stuka is good."


Quoting g38 (Reply 6):

Don't know if its true, but at the bottom of the paragraph on the 222 this website claims there are plans to do so. With a quick google search one can find a number of sites claiming the same thing. Not sure its true though, since if it were you would think they would have some sort of website asking for money.

Hopefully, it's more than a lot of really well intentioned airplane enthusiasts with no financing to actually recover the aircraft.



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