Sunken German WWII fighter recovered off coast of Denmark

Published on April 30th, 2012 | by Admin

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An extremely rare WWII Heinkel HE-219 has been recovered from the sea bed off the coast of Denmark. [Thanks to Chulian for alerting me to the story!]

The only known other full example of the aircraft is said to be in the United States, where it was taken following the war after it and two other of the aircraft were confiscated by US Army Intelligence Service from the Grove Air Force Base in Jutland, Denmark.

One of the more advanced aircraft to be built during WWII, it was the first military aircraft in the world to be equipped with ejection seats and was equipped with an effective VHF intercept radar designed to seek out and attack allied bombers. It is also said to be one of the first operational aircraft with cockpit pressurisation.

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Story: Politiken.dk | Photo: Danmarks Flyvehistoiriske Selskab

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One Response to Sunken German WWII fighter recovered off coast of Denmark

  1. Tim Beesley says:

    Nearly two years on from its recovery, has there been any updates made available on its restoration yet? Thanks for your advice.

    T

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