Hi there Just joined, Just found out there's a B29 sunk in a lake in Eilson, Was wondering If somebody wanted to recover it, could they?, and if somebody could recover it how much would it cost to pull it out of the lake? Very rough estimate?
Also, Would it be worth salvaging, since its a Near full air frame?
I hear Alot of b29s are stuck in museums as display pieces, but also learned that most of these displays are permanent.
Are there any Other B29 hulks out there that could be purchased, if so how much would something that size cost around? I know they pulled Doc out of China lake and there are a couple of B29s from Aberdeen,
Reason I ask is because it seems kinda a shame that its underwater deteriorating, I mean I think its fresh water, so it cant be in That bad condition right? I mean its definitely not airworthy, I know Alot of stuff probably has to be replaced, but Im guessing some stuff can be saved maybe?
Pic of the bird currently enjoying a very long bath