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Old 22nd July 2013, 16:05
Richard T. Eger Richard T. Eger is offline
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Re: NAS PAX Arado Ar 234 information.

Dear Traku1,

Your photos are terrific! Are you a professional photographer?

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Old 22nd July 2013, 17:09
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Re: NAS PAX Arado Ar 234 information.

@ Traku1 and Richard,

i concur. all in all a real impressive artwork for my eyes - by the way...

Cheers
Norbert


P.S.: just a marginal notice especially for Richard - how ya doin' laddie? we know each other since years. unfortunately by changing my e-mail provider i've lost contact to stormbirds and the whole crew...
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Old 22nd July 2013, 19:28
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Re: NAS PAX Arado Ar 234 information.

Actually, what had happened to the shoreline where the Arados had been visible is that it had been reworked. The remains of the Bell XFL-1 Airabonita where nowhere to be seen.
As for where the Arados had been the entire shoreline had been buried over with tons of concrete rubble. Some bits and pieces of metal where visible in places. It was impossible to determine if the Arado airframes had ever been removed, or flattened into the landscape and reburied under a mountain of rubble.
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Old 25th October 2013, 00:16
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Re: NAS PAX Arado Ar 234 information.

Issue #5 of The Aviation Historian (www.theaviationhistorian.www) is now out and features a six page article about the Pax River Arados co-written by myself and a renowned aviation author in the UK. As far as I know the publication isn’t available here in the US and can only be mail ordered. In summary, the article covers how the Arados came to be at Pax River and there subsequent disposal. It’s noted that at the time of their disposal there was little interest among the aviation community on retrieving the aircraft based on their neglected condition. Included are photos I had taken in 1976 and a couple photos of one of the Arados when it was still on the tarmac and of the Bell XFL-1 in flight. Another theme of the story comments on the lengths to which contemporary institutions will go to in remote parts of the world to retrieve mere parts of wrecks in any condition. While at the same time there could be forgotten remains in our “backyards”. The story goes on to speculate about the likelihood of a qualified entity with the right resources to mount some sort of recovery of what remains of the Arados. A questionable endeavor based on the volume of landfill dumped at the site. After revisiting the site in July 2013 there are indeed pieces of aircraft mixed in among the concrete rubble. But what lies deeper down is impossible to guess.
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Old 25th October 2013, 00:54
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Re: NAS PAX Arado Ar 234 information.

This link works for me.


http://theaviationhistorian.com/



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