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HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:29 pm

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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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:38 pm

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.
 
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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:05 am

Wow! It appears to be remarkably intact!
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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:51 am

Wow. Markings still very legible.

No "survivors" section in the wikipedia article. Guess there's one now!
 
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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:02 am

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.

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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:38 pm

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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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:24 am

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
 
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RE: HE-115 Recovered In Norway

Mon Jun 11, 2012 7:04 pm

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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