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posted : January 20, 2006 Post subject: Aircraft Wrecks
How long can Aircraft wrecks remain on the sea bed before deteriorating. Especially those of WW2 around the english coast line?

Has anyone got any info on the subject of Aircraft Wrecks?


Ian Carvell
posted : December 6, 2007 Post subject: Aircraft Wrecks
Generally speaking there are a number of factors
to consider; depth, salinity, tides, shipping activity, access and age. In general the military would consider an aircraft written off within a week of ditching in a salt water environment. Salt water wrecks of WW2 yield little of real value except where they found deep in a low salinity environment eg the pacific. Naval aircraft particularly Japanese ones survive longer because
they use a specialised etch primer to prevent corrosion on carrier decks. Basically forget the rest
unless in a freshwater environment

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