Ju88 and He111 salvaged in Norway

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Ju88 and He111 salvaged in Norway

Post by Erik E » 02 Sep 2004 17:20

Hello!

The last weeks a German company has been preparing to raise two planes, a Ju88 and a He111 from a lake in Norway. The planes are in really good shape thay said....

Today the He111 saw the surface again for the first time since it sunk 64 years ago. The frozen lake was in use by the Luftwaffe as an temporary landingstrip during the campaign in Norway in 1940. Sudden changes in the weather made several planes sink through the ice. Some years ago the same German museum payed for raising 3 Junker 52`s from another lake further north. 2 of them are in Germany, the last were given to Norway completely restored as "payment".
Now, both the Ju88 and the He111 will go to Germany..... Simply becouse the Norwegian state doesn`t want to pay for such operations, and no Norwegian museums are in posession of that much money.
This time, the Germans have donated a Starfighter from 1960 as "payment"....What a trade :roll:

Some parts of the Ju88 will however be kept in Norway to complete the one we allready have.

Too bad, but maybe better than lost forever......

Here is a link to a photo taken earlier today whem the He reached the surface from 74 meters depth.
http://f16.parsimony.net/forum28300/messages/9130.htm

I`ll keep you updated when more photos are available!

EE
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Post by Kissa » 02 Sep 2004 17:59

This kind of news are always nice and interesting :)

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Post by Tim Smith » 02 Sep 2004 21:01

Look at the paint on that fuselage! The cross and the code letter especially. Looks almost pristine! That's incredible after 64 years - you'd think it was 6 months by the look of it!

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Post by Oberst_Emann » 02 Sep 2004 21:54

Incredible! Its even eerie how the markings and the Halkenkreuz have survived in such pristine condition.

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Post by Erik E » 02 Sep 2004 23:00

Fogot to add that the old man seen in the boat on the first photo is the German pilot who once flew the plane!

More closeups:

http://forum.airpics.com/read.php?TID=23763&page=2

EE

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Ju 88...

Post by Grünherz » 03 Sep 2004 04:23

Great news!
Tom

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Post by Tim Smith » 03 Sep 2004 13:03

Looks like most of the discolouration on the fuselage is just mud! If it was cleaned up it would look much better.

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Post by Karwats » 03 Sep 2004 19:22

Excellent!!

Nice salvage job too. Do you know which company it was??

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Post by Erik E » 03 Sep 2004 20:40

No idea which company it was, but I`ve heard they are Germans.....

The He 111 was brought safely to shore today.
Raising of the engines and the tailsection will start next week.

More photos:

http://home.no.net/jornaasl/jonsvatnet/serie1/

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Post by Topspeed » 03 Sep 2004 20:56

I hope they restore it 100 %.

JT

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Post by Erik E » 03 Sep 2004 22:38

On these you can see the wikingship emblem of Kgr100 !

http://home.no.net/kjellsor/jonsvatnet.html

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Post by FireDevlin » 03 Sep 2004 23:46

That is in amazing shape. A great find and hopefully it will be back at 100% soon.

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Post by Xavier » 04 Sep 2004 16:44

to paraphrase a well-known pink floyd song: "I wish I was there"!!!

thansk for the info!!! awesome!!

regards

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Post by Erik E » 05 Sep 2004 22:24

Just heard that the Ju88 is in outstanding condition!
It seems like this plane might be kept in Norway afterall......

I`m going offshore for a few weeks, so I hope some of my fellow Norwegians will keep you updated with photos of the Ju88.
They started raising it today!

EE

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Post by kstdk » 06 Sep 2004 07:33

Hello all

As Erik said:

http://home.no.net/jornaasl/jonsvatnet/ ... index.html

The link to the JU 88

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