The Recovery of N-5490

N-5490 was de-rigged and recovered from Harvey Field on 3rd Septemeber 2011 - exactly 72 years after the outbreak of war in Europe.
In the days before the de-rigging, hours were spent removing rusty split pins, releasing control cables, pitot-static pipes,
fuel cock linkages, the fuel line from the tank and numerous other preparations made for the de-rigging operation.

Home at last.  Now the restoration of this old warhorse can begin.

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