Re: Sea Harrier crash
- From: eugene@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Eugene Griessel)
- Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 09:37:44 GMT
Alan Lothian <alanlothian@xxxxxxx> wrote:
My question is, once they pull the jet out of the water
what are they going to do with the it?
Take it apart to see what happened and then use any useful parts
that are left.
Which probably would fit in a very small box.
You'd be surprised, sometimes. I have seen what any normal person
would consider to be a write off take to the skies again.
SAAF Westland Wasp went for swim in 1967 and after a sojourn in Davey
Jones' locker was recovered (rather crudely I thought) and rose from
the depths looking pretty squashed and in a sorry state. They put in
oodles of work and she flew again. Saw the same with a couple of
other seeming wrecks - including one where half the bits were
salvaged from another write off. Basically the back half came from
one kite and the front half from another - what the panel beaters call
a "cut and shut job". Strangely the serial number of the front half
was retained for the "composite" aircraft - which must have had the
storemen tearing their forelocks out.
Eugene L Griessel
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