The Dornier 17: salvaging a Nazi bomber

A British museum has begun the process of lifting the only Nazi bomber to survive the World War II Blitz on London out of its shallow grave -- under 60 feet of water and shifting sands under the English Channel. Read more

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    The Dornier 17 was first seen in public at Zurich in 1937.
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    An aerial photo of the lift platform, which will pull the Dornier from Goodwin Sands in the English Channel, preparing at Chatham.
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    A diver examines the port radial engine on the Dornier Do-17Z. The RAF hopes to pull the plane from the Channel in late May.
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    Side-scan sonar imaging provides a haunting look at the Nazi bomber, which the RAF museum plans to salvage in late May.
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    A sonar image reveals the body of the Dornier, half buried beneath the sands of the English Channel.
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    A Dornier 17Z of the Luftwaffe flying low over the English countryside.
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    A rare colour photograph of a Dornier Do 17Z in flight.
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    A Dornier 17 under camouflage.
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