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Jun 24 2012

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IL-2 Sturmovik raised from lake in Russia

A Soviet Air Force Il-2M Sturmovik. (Source: Wikipedia)

An Il-2 Shturmovik was raised from a lake in Russia recently. The aircraft made an emergency landing on the frozen lake on November 25, 1943. The crew of two was able to leave the aircraft but it subsequently fell through the ice and sank to the bottom of the lake.

According to this article from English Russia, the airframe should be sent to Novosibirsk for restoration.

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1 comment

  1. DavidIsby

    One of the few places where undiscovered Second World War aircraft may still have been recently has been on Russian military air bases. In recent years, as Russia has been consolidating its infrastructure into a relatively few bases and closing down many bases that date back to the war, this is a great opportunity to “discover” crates in hangars and warehouses that had been overlooked.

    David Isby
    Author of SPITFIRE VS !09: THE DECISIVE DUEL
    http://www.Spitfirevs109.com

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