Heinkel He 115 B/C raised from bottom of fjord in Norway

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    i was just on my way here to post the same thing. its great they found her...and for being in salt water not too bad of shape.
     
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    That's awesome!
     
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    2012 seems to be a good year, He 219 in Denmark, He 115 in Norway, P-40 in the desert and several Spits in Burma. Did I miss a discovery?
     
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    Great stuff Maria, what a find! Maybe that's why Guttorm hasn't been around for a while.
     
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    Man that thing looks to be in such great condition. Shouldn't it be soaking in a bath somewhere? Seems like everything they pull up from the ocean needs to be put in some kind of bath to stabilize it. Wasn't that the knock on the Manchester they pulled out of the Fjord? It just started deteriorating right after it hit the air? I hope they took that into account, I’m sure they did – they look quite professional, but still I always fear for fragile artifacts…
     
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    According to the translated text, she'll be completely stripped and all components bathed (for 2 years!) Jim.

    FANTASTIC news there, thanks so much Maria for posting!
     
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    Thank goodness I can sleep tonight! :lol:
     
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    A lot was learned from the recovery of the Halifax (not Manchester, Jim) from Lake Hockliingen back in 1973. The Do17 about to be recovered from Goodwin Sands will be transported to Cosford in a saline solution, and housed in a special 'tent', where it will gradually change from saline to fresh water 'bathing', before work commences. All this has come from recoveries and restorations in Norway, with the info being shared as needed, work which Guttorm has been involved in, more recently with the Ju88A-1.
     
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    that is interesting. i cant figure out why steel would need to be bathed for that long. i do know when they unearth a wooden vessel it has to be carefully soaked in different solutions or it will crak and decay...but steel?
     
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    Not so much the small amounts of steel, mainly the large amounts of aluminium and other alloys. If this dries out quickly, paint decays and peels off rapidly, very rapidly, and the chemical reaction with the air results in rapid degradation of the alloys, hence the relatively slow process of stabilisation, from saline, to fresh water, to air.
     
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    Right! Halifax, not Manchester! Actually would have been cooler if it was a Manchester no? Thanks for keeping me honest Terry!
     
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    No problem Jim.
     
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