Captured He-111

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  1. evangilder

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    Here are some shots of a captured He-111. Werke Nr. 701152, NT+SL. It was at Boxted until the end of the war. There was no "paperwork' on this aircraft. It was abandoned at RAF North Weald at the end of the war and is now an exhibit at the Battle of Britain display at Hendon.
     

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    The quality of those pictures is something else isn't it?
     
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    Amazing Quality....
     
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    They're out of the book "The Mighty Eighth, the Colour Record". I also got the Mossie shots I posted yesterday in the book. It's a great book for some awesome color pictures.
     
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    it's nice there's a man there so you can see it's scale..........
     
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    Nice shots evan 8)
     
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    TY, I thought you guys would appreciate them.
     
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    Id hate to be in the ventral position of a -111...
     
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    Me too, but the nose doesn't appear to offer much protection. At least you can see where you are going in the nose.
     
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    it'd still be fun to fly in one though.............
     
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    Definately...any warbird would...
     
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    Yep, and sadly the last flying He-111 crashed about 18 months ago, killing 2. It lost an engine on final approach and crashed short of the runway. I had been trying to get to see that plane for a number of years and was always missing it. Sadly, it's gone now. :(
     
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    That's always the risk with keeping 'em flying - if they crash it's not like a case of a little fender bender - they tend to crash big, unless you're impossibly lucky. Still, I'm sure it was you who said, static exibits are little more than tombstones. The best thing is to calculate and minimise the risk as much as possible, but be always ready to accept it.
     
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    Agreed and I did say that, but it is still a big shame to lose one. When there is only one still flying, that makes it all the more rare and all the sadder the loss.
     
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    I agree...unfortunately ive only even seen 3 Warbirds, Im hoping to go to Duxford soon though...
     
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    for the airshow of to visit the fighter collection?? or the RAF museum??
     
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    Duxord is a really nice museum. I visited there back in about 1987.
     
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    I dunno...I'm just gonna go to Duxford...
     
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