He-115 Seaplane Found and Raised From Sea off the Norwegian Coast

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  1. imalko

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    Now that is amazing! Great condition. Can't wait to see it restored!
     
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    That's in better shape than Me! an I'm a year younger!
     
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    WOW!!! What a find! I am with Adler, hope they can restore it back to flight status! :headbang: :cool:
     
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    Great stuff. This was posted here a few weeks ago, and I'm wondering if that's why we haven't seen much of Guttorm on the forum lately.
     
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    it is a great find covered by all the major LW forums on the net nearly day by day progression. a couple of good videos are available on this bird rising
     
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    Amazing...thanks for "heads up". I'm not sure I would have seen the article, if not for your post.
     
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    Good to see. I hope they are taking all the necessary steps to prevent salt-water corrosion. Once you bring those wrecks to the surface you only have a short period of time to halt the process.
     
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    They are Oreo. It was mentioned on the other post that the aircraft will be completely stripped down and all parts bathed in open tanks of solution for 2 years.
     
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    Amusing that the photo in the article captioned "Wartime Nazi bomber: The Heinkel He-115 flying boat, pictured during World War Two..." actually shows a Finnish He 115, and as noted in the comments, it's a seaplane, not a flying boat! Great find, though. I love it when seemingly "extinct" aircraft are recovered.
     
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    2 years? I'm a bit of a noob in the plane restoring stuff but is 2 years necessary?
     
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    Nice, I remember making one of these as a kit back in my younger model-making days.
    Handsome looking plane the He115, considering its been in sea water this one is in incredible condition, something to do with the very cold temp of the water?
     
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    Very cool! Looks in great condition too.
     
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    It takes a loong time to wash-out all the salt to prevent corrosion.
     
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    #15 Erich, Jul 15, 2012
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    Will be great if it flies again
     
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    I must have missed that somehow.
     
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    No worries Igor, better 3 times than not at all! (Beaupower 32 also posted a thread on it :) )
     
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    Does anyone know the fate of the Heinkel He115s operated by the RAF? I know one burnt out on the Tunisian coast when landing agents possibly 1941 probably 1942. I understand this was their normal role from Malta. Presumably they could have done the same from Scotland into Norway.
     
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