Thursday Challenge (48) : ABANDONED – Real Story @Dornier DO 17

Posted: May 15, 2014 in Experiences, Photos, Thursday Challenge
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Thursday Challenge : ABANDONED (Buildings, Cars, Things in Disrepair,…)

Three weeks back I had gone to RAF centre and found this amazing story .. I know the topic says abandoned or things in disrepair, this one although was abandoned and in disrepair , but people are working hard to repair it all … This is the world’s Last surviving Dornier Do 17 This one was recovered from the sea bed and Moved , now they are under this temporary sheds and citric acid is being showered , the pics haven’t come out good because of all the steam in the sheds..

Fuselage with the TailPlane

Fuselage with the TailPlane

Wings - Engine and Main Wheels

Wings – Engine and Main Wheels

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As you Read it will take 2 to 3 years for the whole process to get rid of all the erosion etc and for the whole of this to be put together. You will have to click on the picture above and zoom it to read , Sorry if you are unable to read it properly

Here is the Story that the historians are trying to figure out ..

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  1. I guess this was the war in which the English had the advantage of spotting advancing German planes on a RADAR and hence they were able to successfully defend themselves. I guess this was also the most crucial part/turning point of the English-German conflict at that time.

    Destination Infinity

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Not sure about that DI, but these were the german bombers that were raiding britian from nearby places, this one abvisouly flew from belgium.. the british has their spitfires and hurricanes. It probably was as you say .. you have more knowledge on this than me , I just read about this restoration and put the pic up.. for the theme. πŸ™‚

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  2. indrani says:

    What a story to it!
    That can be precious if given a facelift and displayed in museum.

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  3. Wonderful take on the theme

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  4. privytrifles says:

    Wow… what a take on the prompt!

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  5. I don’t know much about war planes. But must admire them for trying to restore it with so much hard work. This might be a museum piece later for younger people to know about old planes!

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    • Bikramjit says:

      Well it is under this thing for 2 -3 years where it is being washed by some light acidd to get rid of the erosion … It will be they have a special place being built wher it will be put along with a video and audio thing ..

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  6. YAM says:

    Hari OM
    Wow, this ticks all my boxes of interest Bikram… I love aircraft, I love war history, I love the concept of conservation….and of course I love photography. I thank you for giving us the story to go with it!! YAM xx

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  7. Wow! learned something new today. A very different take on the prompt.

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  8. Novroz says:

    Wow…thank you for sharing this. So much work just to put one old plane together again.

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  9. Shilpa Garg says:

    Wow! Restoring the last surviving Dornier Do 17! Pretty impressive!

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  10. stranger says:

    very interesting.

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  11. Arooj says:

    So its proven that ever damage can be repaired.

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  12. janicead says:

    Thanks for sharing this important part of history.

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  13. Jas says:

    An incredible story behind it.

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  14. Dilip says:

    Interesting process of recovery and nice link to history. Thanks for the share.

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  15. Anita says:

    Pretty interesting. Pics are good, Bikram πŸ™‚

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  16. It takes a lot of time to bring it back. Quite a discovery.

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  17. Found In Folsom says:

    wow…This is quite some mystery…thank you for sharing…looking for Dornier info now

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  18. renu says:

    see..they have time and money and resources to recover history…here we cant look after the living people even..

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  19. ladyambrosiaj says:

    Wow some very nice shots and a story to go with it. I like them. Thank you for stopping by Birth of a Notion too πŸ™‚

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  20. onkar kedia says:

    fascinating account

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  21. Rachna says:

    Amazing stuff. Hope they can restore it well.

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  22. Krishna Dev says:

    Four Dorniers got lost, two pilots survived, the bodies of remaining two pilots were found in Holland and England at a shore.
    War stories, warriors,
    Death and destiny.
    And, I do not know why people call history boring.

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    • Bikramjit says:

      πŸ™‚ Indeed now when you put it that way .. you are right .. history is not boring at all ..

      Thank you so much.

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      • Krishna Dev says:

        I cannot tell you how much I love reading about history. For me, it is like watching a thrilling sci-fi movie. I feel an adrenalin rush when I recreate historical events in my mind with the most awesome tool, ‘imagination’.

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        • Bikramjit says:

          oh yes .. we can do wonders with imagination.. and I love to watch those types of movies .. the medivial types .. kings nad knights and heroes and warriors πŸ™‚

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  23. sm says:

    informative post
    will be back later to read full article

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  24. gravadee says:

    Wow..
    This is wonderful

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  25. gravadee says:

    Wow..
    This is wonderful

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  26. divrj says:

    Wow I was hooked till the end bikram… Thanks for sharing…

    http://www.dwindowseat.wordpress.com

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  27. That is a fascinating story for me, of course I know very little about war planes. So this made a really interesting read for me.

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  28. noopur says:

    What an awesome read!
    Rare post..and happy that u r back πŸ™‚

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  29. Interesting story Bikram. Thanks for the pics.

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  30. Priya says:

    Quite interesting!! Thanks for sharing Bikram πŸ™‚

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  31. Gray Dawster says:

    It’s really great that they are restoring this one, we need to keep as many of the old aeroplanes as we can so that history can be seen in living colour, not in books but in reality. I have seen B24 Liberators and a Lancaster Bomber, a few Spitfires too, but it is always welcomed to restore more of these wonderful and historic aeroplanes. Great posting Bikram πŸ™‚
    I have also found your long lost
    award so I am adding the link here πŸ™‚
    http://andro54.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/bikram_award.jpg?w=627
    Have a brilliant rest
    of day my great friend πŸ™‚
    Andro

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    • Bikramjit says:

      yeah well they had all those too, the spitfires and the bombers and what I am looking forward is two weeks from now there is going ot be a air show and they are saying the VULCAN will be there .. SO I am so looking forward to it …

      and wooooooooooooo hooo on that prize.. I saw it and oh boy i copied it tooooooooooooo…

      its funny 26th I am going for a paintballing session toooo πŸ™‚

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  32. Bindu says:

    Intriguing story and pics. Let their attempts be successful.

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  33. Amazing .. they must preserve it well to make sure it last long…!!!

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  35. Shivani says:

    What amazes me is how respectful these guys are towards history…bringing it out from the sea and then wanting to put it all back…a fitting tribute to those who lay their lives defending what their country stood for. Thanx for sharing this…and that broken window with us. Means when u do u do all well whether it is something thoughtful or play. Enjoyed and learnt. Thanx πŸ™‚

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  36. […] I had earlier put a picture of a engine being revived from world war II.. Thursday Challenge (48) : ABANDONED – Real Story @Dornier DO 17 […]

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