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    Shot Down Planes Underwater

    Im not sure if these have been posted before but whatever

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails -me109_2_underwater_201.jpg   -me_109_underwater_308.jpg  

    -nakajima_underwater_117.jpg   -zekepercent2001_underwater_109.jpg  

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    I found a site a while back with lots of pics similar to those but I haven't been able to find it since. Good stuff hussars.


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    Is it Pacific Wrecks, Gnomey? I know they used to have a pretty comprehensive list and all. I know they have redesigned the site lately and things are a little more difficult to find.


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    Pacific? That first one's a 109 isn't it.... wingshape and u/c looks familiar.

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    BTW a recent TV doc of exploring the Ark Royal had some amazing footage of their Stringbags and Fulmars on the floor of the Med.

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    Not sure what is was Eric, but it might of been.


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    Fiat BR-20 MM21505, shot down over France by the Dewotine D-520 of the French ace Pierre Le Gloan on 13/06/1940. It's probably the last BR-20 in the world.






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    Wow! If that really is the last BR.20 I think it should be brought up and restored...

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    i'll have to agree with u on that. given that it has been underwater for 60 odd years, its in purdy gosh darn golly good condition. A bit of tweaking here and there, and a lick of paint...good as new (or as close as dammit)

    Prob not in flying condition tho...


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    It's the fate of the last existing Re-2001 (a shame, since a few exemplaries of Re-2001 survived the war, and were used by the metereological service of the AMI for several years) the MM8287, that crash landed near the coast of Sardinia on 11/04/1943 for an engine failure (the pilot survived).
    It is currently under restoration.


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    restoration of the propeller


    restoration of the fuselage


    The same for the P-40L n. 42-10857, that crash landed in the sea near Anzio on 31/01/1944 for an engine failure. The pilot, Lt. Michael Mauritz, survived, was taken prisoner, escaped 9 days later and rejoined the allied forces on 25/06/1944.










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    The aircraft was in exceptionally good conditions since it was covered by the sand (however there were too many persons over the wings )

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    Looking forward to that Re.2001!

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    Consolidated Catalina, strafed while floating by the Macchi C-202 of the Marshall Ennio "Banana" Tarantola (11 personal and 4 shared kills) on 02 august 1943 near the coast of Sardinia.

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    instruments panel


    left wing


    right wing


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    wow, that thing is decomposing!


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    Quote Originally Posted by loomaluftwaffe
    wow, that thing is decomposing!
    Mr. Obvious that is what 60 some odd years under water will do to an aircraft.

    Great pics up there guys.


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    Yeap, great pictures.
    I'm sure the 1st picture IS a Bf 109!
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