Salvaged plane at RAF Cosford

The only surviving German Second World War Dornier bomber which was raised from the English Channel where it has laid since the Battle of Britain has arrived at RAF Cosford for restoration.

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Dornier 17 moved to hydration tent

Dornier 17 is ready to be coated in a solution of water and citric acid Credit: ITV News Central

The last remaining Dornier 17 is under-going restoration at RAF Cosford after arriving yesterday.

The remains of the plane, that has been under water in the English Channel since the Second World War, will now be coated in water and citric acid to remove the barnacles from the metal. This process will take about twelve months.

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