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Kurfurst__
11-16-2008, 07:51 AM
You guys probably find it interesting. Its a youtbue video of a radial FW 190 found in Russia, in pristine condition. It also feels like a time machine, the plane being there for 46 years it still in so good condition like it landed just five minutes ago...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NUwF2FRQmIU

The information about it on the utube page:

Found 1989 east of St. Petersburg, now in US being restored. On July 1943 mission the engine quit, pilot Sgt. Paul Ratz bellied in, spent time as POW. He passed on around time his plane was found. During restoration dirt was found in a oil line causing reduced flow & overheating.


It is said to be under restoration in the US.

Kurfurst__
11-16-2008, 07:51 AM
You guys probably find it interesting. Its a youtbue video of a radial FW 190 found in Russia, in pristine condition. It also feels like a time machine, the plane being there for 46 years it still in so good condition like it landed just five minutes ago...

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=NUwF2FRQmIU

The information about it on the utube page:

Found 1989 east of St. Petersburg, now in US being restored. On July 1943 mission the engine quit, pilot Sgt. Paul Ratz bellied in, spent time as POW. He passed on around time his plane was found. During restoration dirt was found in a oil line causing reduced flow & overheating.


It is said to be under restoration in the US.

Freiwillige
11-16-2008, 07:58 AM
Yes its a thing of beauty isnt it Kurfurst? Oddly enough it is in a forest but its still intact, Upon further investigation they discovered that when the aircraft belly landed those trees were just baby sapplings. Over the years they grew up and hid this 190 from passer bys which fortunatly kept it rather protected from looters and the enviornment.

Did you hear about the guy in Calias that was walking on the beach and found a Bf-109 E3 wing sticking out of the sand, After digging it out they found out it was an entire E-3! It is now flying out in washington state museum where D-13 yellow 10 is.

Kurfurst__
11-16-2008, 08:03 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freiwillige:

Did you hear about the guy in Calias that was walking on the beach and found a Bf-109 E3 wing sticking out of the sand, After digging it out they found out it was an entire E-3! It is now flying out in washington state museum where D-13 yellow 10 is. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope, not at all! Do you have a link or some more info?

VMF-214_HaVoK
11-16-2008, 08:13 AM
Its in a forest which from the sound, a very swampy one. Amazing this old warbird is in such great condition. Thanks for sharing Kurfurst! I wish I knew the progress of the restore.

S~

Freiwillige
11-16-2008, 09:45 AM
Here you go Kurfurst
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gifThis from www.theflyingheritage.com (http://www.theflyingheritage.com)

This Bf 109-E was manufactured in Germany and deployed in October 1939. Piloted by Eduard Hemmerling, it flew primarily over France. Hemmerling shot down a British Spitfire on July 7, 1940, while escorting Stuka dive-bombers that were attacking British ships in Dover harbor. Later that month he destroyed a British Blenheim bomber and another British plane. But his own aircraft was mortally wounded, and Hemmerling turned back toward France. His failing airplane crashed off the coast of Cap Blanc Nez, killing the 27-year-old pilot. In 1988, a man walking on the beach near Calais noticed a piece of metal sticking out of the sand"”the tip of this plane's wing.

major_setback
11-16-2008, 10:42 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freiwillige:
Here you go Kurfurst
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gifThis from www.theflyingheritage.com (http://www.theflyingheritage.com)

This Bf 109-E was manufactured in Germany and deployed in October 1939. Piloted by Eduard Hemmerling, it flew primarily over France. Hemmerling shot down a British Spitfire on July 7, 1940, while escorting Stuka dive-bombers that were attacking British ships in Dover harbor. Later that month he destroyed a British Blenheim bomber and another British plane. But his own aircraft was mortally wounded, and Hemmerling turned back toward France. His failing airplane crashed off the coast of Cap Blanc Nez, killing the 27-year-old pilot. In 1988, a man walking on the beach near Calais noticed a piece of metal sticking out of the sand"”the tip of this plane's wing. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Here: this link works, look at the Emil on this link:

http://www.flyingheritage.com/

Uufflakke
11-16-2008, 01:02 PM
Thanx for sharing this video. In an area like that you would expect the FW-190 to be completely rusty and fallen apart.

A while ago I found this site about WWII aircraft excavations. For those who are interested:

http://www.redkitebooks.co.uk/AA/index.html

TS_Sancho
11-16-2008, 03:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Kurfurst__:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Freiwillige:

Did you hear about the guy in Calias that was walking on the beach and found a Bf-109 E3 wing sticking out of the sand, After digging it out they found out it was an entire E-3! It is now flying out in washington state museum where D-13 yellow 10 is. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Nope, not at all! Do you have a link or some more info? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dont forget about this one as well
http://www.stormbirds.com/bf109project/index.htm
Paine Field is getting to be a quite the Luft restoration hotspot.