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Offline Al

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Re: Dornier 17 Salvage
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2013, 12:38:10 PM »
What is most remarkable is that his particular plane was shot down by a Boutlon-Paul Defiant, which due to it's rear-firing turret is perhaps the only fighter plane that could shoot down an enemy only by getting in front of the target plane.

I had always been under the impression the the B-P Defiant was something of a failure as a combat aircraft.  I guess against bombers it worked in this case.
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Re: Dornier 17 Salvage
« Reply #16 on: June 10, 2013, 02:13:14 PM »
Looks like they've successfully raised it!

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/10/nazi-bomber-lift-at-midnight/


Looks a bit rough, but probably in better shape than I'd be after being on the sea floor for 70-some years... :P
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Re: Dornier 17 Salvage
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2013, 05:28:41 PM »
Looks like they've successfully raised it!

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/06/10/nazi-bomber-lift-at-midnight/


Looks a bit rough, but probably in better shape than I'd be after being on the sea floor for 70-some years... :P

Thanks for the update!
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