Gigantic discovery off Sardinia
Appeared in DIVER February 2013
The wreck of a Messerschmitt Me323 Gigant cargo aircraft, sunk in a World War Two air raid, has been found off Sardinia’s La Maddalena archipelago. It’s a draw for experienced technical divers, says GABRIELE PAPARO – and a wreck that stirs folk memories for Italians. Underwater photography by STEFANO D’URSO
Gabriele Paparo on the engine
The massive Gigant could carry large quantities of cargo and/or personnel
Inspecting the middle engine of the left wing.
Gabriele checks out the wheels on the starboard side