Last surviving German bomber could take years to preserve

Joris Nieuwint


The Telegraph reports:

The last surviving German bomber lifted from the bottom of the Channel will be stored in hydration tunnels and sprayed every 20 minutes as part of a painstaking operation to preserve it that may take years to complete.

The Dornier Do 17 bomber was being driven back from Ramsgate to RAF Cosford last night after it was recovered from the seabed. The bomber had to be covered in citric-acid based gels for the journey to prevent it from corroding.


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