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Off the coast of Sardinia found the greatest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Near the Italian island of Sardinia found the greatest plane Luftwaffe — Messerschmitt Me-323 "Gigant". As reported by Rai News, the Italian team has found plane in May 2012, but told the press about it only in September.

The plane found off the coast of the island of La Maddalena. Italians in January 2011 found there Beaufigther — fighter pilot who shot down Messerschmitt. But a replacement at a depth of 96 meters, they found a German plane. It is in good condition, all 6 engines in place.

Look for the plane crashed July 26, 1943. Two aircraft Messerschmitt Venaforita headed to the airport in Sardinia in Pistoia (Tuscany) at 11:50 local time. After 20 minutes, they stormed the British, and the aircraft fell near La Maddalena. 10 crew members were able to escape, while others were killed.

In the Luftwaffe — Nazi air force — were about 200 cars Messerschmitt Me-323. The wingspan of the aircraft — 55 m, capacity — up to 12 tons. The height of the machine — 10 meters in length — 30 meters. Weight of one hundred percent loaded aircraft achieves 45 tons.

Before the discovery off the coast of La Maddalena was not clear about any of the surviving Messerschmitt Me-323. Messerschmitt Me-323 is normally used to supply German troops in North Africa. They did fly with the Nazi military bases in Italy.

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft

Off the coast of Sardinia found the largest Luftwaffe aircraft