Started by Bronx, June 15, 2013, 11:39:21 PM
Quote from: TboneAgain on June 16, 2013, 03:21:16 AMInteresting, though I'm sure they would have liked a little more airplane after all that effort. (Incidentally, in the salvage photo, what's left is hanging upside down, and it is not "missing a wing" as the story states, but rather missing the outboard sections of both wings and apparently the entire tail assembly and a good bit of the fuselage.) After more than 70 years of salt water and barnacles, I guess you can't expect much.
Quote from: Bronx on June 16, 2013, 06:04:31 AMSo you don't think airplane glue or duck tape will do the job...?
Quote from: TboneAgain on June 16, 2013, 06:16:01 AMGlue and tape work fairly well when there are at least two pieces to attach to one another. That old Dornier probably went to pieces when it hit the water, and it's unlikely the rest of it will ever be found. No cockpit or bombardier bay glass, no engines, no props, no tail, no wings outboard of the engine nacelles, no landing gear... I think I'd be headed to the scrapyard with it.Five weeks of prep, who knows what it took to find it, then the actual lift itself and all that labor and equipment -- for what looks to me like maybe half a ton of scrap aluminum. No surprise that the entire project was funded by the British government -- taxpayers.
Quote from: mdgiles on June 24, 2013, 12:39:33 AMDid they find any identification, so they could tell whether the crew got out. Not that I particularly care, but the idea of the crew sitting in a POW camp in Canada, for six years, cursing Goerring for the fat, stupid, drugged up clown he was, appeals to me.
Quote from: TboneAgain on June 24, 2013, 06:31:04 AMI share your sentiments about the Generalfeldmarschall. On the other hand, the Do17 was an excellent example of the sort of aircraft that suited the German style of sub-continental "blitzkrieg" warfare. Medium range, lightweight, lightly armed and manned, fairly speedy. The only better examples I can think of were the Heinkel 111 and maybe the Ju87 Stuka. (The Stuka, while effective in the early stages of the war, loses a lot of points for being pitifully slow.)
Quote from: Murph on June 24, 2013, 10:42:05 AMThe He 111 was not particularly fast in comparison to others such as the Ju 88, which was used as a level bomber, dive bomber, and night fighter, like the Do 17 / 217.