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Last surviving German bomber could take years to restore

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Last surviving German bomber could take years to restore
Posted by Tim Kidwell on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:44 PM


Timothy Kidwell


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Posted by Bish on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 3:46 PM

5 years ain't to bad actually. I was expecting longer than that. I would rather they took their time and did it right than try to rush it and mess it up.

Thanks for the link Tim.

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Posted by subfixer on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 4:26 PM

Thanks for the link, Tim!

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Posted by pyrman64 on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 5:49 PM

Tim: the Air Force Museum said it would take 10-years to restore Memphis Belle!

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Posted by icit on Thursday, June 13, 2013 9:04 PM

I can tell you from experience that it will take longer than that. I'm presently working on a restoration crew of a TBM Avenger that was in flying condition when we got it and three years later we are almost done. Parts will have to be scrounged, made, begged, and borrowed- with this aircraft being so rare I would go more for the 10 years. However, since this aircraft will be display only that will be an important factor- I will be following this one with interest.



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