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#1 RAM

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:25 PM

During this summer an He 111-H3, shot down under battle for Narvik in 1940, was airlifted down from the mountains.

He.111H-3 Sitasjaure

The wreck was owned by a Swede, but a group of Norwegian aircraft enthusiasts managed to buy it after some negotiations.

The airlift was done by a Seaking helicopter provided by the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

The intention is to restore the Heinkel, so a campaign to raise money has started.

I have some pictures of the operation I will upload in the Gallery.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 06:08 PM

Aw, nice one! There's the wreckage of Superfort at Lochgoilhead in Scotland which I keep meaning to visit, but that Heinkel is still a thing of beauty. :cool:
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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:28 PM

Nice pictures RAM ! Thank you
I need a bailout of only $500,000

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:31 PM


I have some pictures of the operation I will upload in the Gallery.

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Sorry, no pics so far!
They are in GIF format and the Gallery won't have them.
I tried to convert them into another format but it didn't work..:(

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 08:00 PM

At last I found a JPG picture of the plane.
This picture is taken a few weeks after the crash.

Most of the missing components have been found in a nearby Lap village.
(This area is a part of the so-called Lapland, and "belongs" to the Sapmi people.):

- the cockpit section
-the undercarriage including tires
- the engines
-the outer sections of the wings

There are also parts from other He 111's that crashed in the same area, but on the Norwegian side of the border, that can be used.

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:48 PM

Thank you for the new picture ! Those Laps are real scavengers !!
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 10:05 PM

You are right Jack, this is more than I could ever dream of! The Heinkel wreckage is in good condition

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Posted 23 August 2008 - 03:08 PM

Here's a picture from 2006, when the guys took a trip to evaluate the wreck.

If you are going to invest thousands of manhours and dollars into a project, you better be sure you have picked the right wreck to start with.

The guy standing on the wing is Mr. T ( his name is Thor), and he's in charge of the project.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 05:29 AM

That is such a cool thing, i just hope that they can somehow restore it back to it's former glory.

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Posted 25 August 2008 - 09:30 PM

that heinkel he 111-h3 should be restored to it's former glory man

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 02:12 PM

Latest update on this one:
The restoration has started after an initial funding campaign, more money will be needed later.
The engines are sent to Germany for an overhaul, they were in quite good shape.

I will keep you informed as the restoration proceeds.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

Thanks for the update. Since they are overhauling the engines are they going to make the aircraft fly again ?
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Posted 31 January 2009 - 06:05 PM

Thanks for the update. Since they are overhauling the engines are they going to make the aircraft fly again ?


They will try to make them run all right, but the plane will not be put in airworthy condition after being a wreck exposed to the elements for a so long period of time.

But able of taxiing on a runway, that's possible...:)

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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:34 AM

AS MATTER OF INTEREST IN YOUR REBUILD PROJECT OF THE HEINKEL WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO BE DOING IN TERMS OF WING SPAR CHECKS AND POTENTIALLY NEW SPARS?-AS THIS SEEMS TO BE THE CRITICAL FACTOR IN ALL HEINKEL REBUILDS.
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 10:47 AM

Welcome Cph1 , I don't know whether Ram is still on this forum as the last contribution to this threa dis a yea rold, but maybe someone will answer your question. My opinion is that spars will be replaced, especially as they are not visible from the outside, so why bother taking risks with fragilized material?

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