47 Old Crash Site

Old Crash Site

Posted on September 18, 2008 by

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When you wonder across Russian swamps you can easily find crash sites of WW2 planes.

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47 Responses to “Old Crash Site”

  1. Bruce Willis says:


  2. Vladimir&its_friends says:

    6 cylinders?… Maybe more?.. Very nice!

  3. Zafarad! ! ! says:

    In back ground,acid rain forest?????i think this shot downed plane carries some chemical weapon! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  4. Pipo says:

    Wander, not Wonder. Fifth!

  5. Sala Krestu says:

    WOW nice Radial engine!

  6. Zafarad! ! ! says:

    I think is not old plain but modern one.look at qualiti of engine only can be RUSSIAN! ! ! ! ! ! ! !these are the plaines that bommed shakeaswilli and will bomp U ASS! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  7. miedvied says:

    It doesn’t look that old. I think if the plane really had crushed during WW2 not much would have remained of it to this day.

  8. John from Kansas says:

    Very interesting. Does anyone know the location and type of aircraft?

  9. Swede says:

    There is no crash site. There is only swamp gas.

  10. Kassen says:

    Is it smart to walk where a WWII plane wreck is smeared all over the ground? You would hope it was unarmed when it crashed…

    • onre says:

      Looks like the plane has burned pretty severely upon crash – just look at deformation on engine cylinders. That fire has most likely taken all ammo out already.

  11. gieroy says:

    It doesn’t look like WW2 plane.
    If it were that old the parts would’t be in such a good state.

    Off topic:
    Russian new funny sport, car jumping:

  12. John from Kansas says:

    Cynical, I would go along with a DB-3/Il-4 since there are twin oleo struts. Tu-2s had single strut.

  13. VikingBerserker says:

    It does not look like a WW2 crash. Steel in a swamp for almost 70 years would be a little more rusted. It’s also a little odd that some of the parts are leaning against young sapplings that are bent over like the wreckage appeared after the trees had started to grow. It looks more like a single engine modern plan to me.

    Also, I don’t think aluminum piston heads were very common on WW2 Russian radial engines, but I could be wrong.

  14. VikingBerserker says:

    I stand corrected, it looks more like a modern 2 engine plane wreck.

    • John from Kansas says:

      A few Li-2s had M-88s.

      • John from Kansas says:

        Yes, the Li-2s had twin oleo landing gear, but the fork shaped trailing strut was attached at the axle in their case. Other than the DB-2/Il-4, the only other similar main gear that I can find is the Petlyakov Pe-2. A few were built with Shvetsov engines.

  15. Man of Steel says:


  16. [...] When you wonder across Russian swamps you can easily find crash sites of WW2 [...]

  17. anonymous says:

    i agree with you john,definately not a tu-2.dont know about the other one u mentioned-maybe i not familiar with the model although im pretty sure its russian ’cause if you look at that radial,the gear and cylinder design is from ither ilyushin or yakovlev(not sure bout the model though)

    • John from Kansas says:

      A few were. the Yakovlev OKB tried the M-82 in a Yak-7, but without success. Otherwise Yakovlev built a number of trainers with radial engines, the UT-2 and Yak-11. The Yak-6 light transport/bomber was powered by two M-11s

  18. VikingBerserker says:

    Actually that is not accurate.

    The Lisunov PS-84 was flying passengers before the war as a civilian plane. When the war broke out they were taken over by the military and renamed the Li-2

    The Ilyushin Il-12 was as a passenger plane with Areoflot and was powered by 2 ASh-82 radial piston engines

    The Ilyushin Il-14 was also flown as a passenger plane with Areoflot and was powered bt 2 ASh-82T-7 radial piston engines and they stopped flying in 2005.

    The Antonov An-2 was produced for 45 years until the 90’s(also the largest single engine bi-plane) is powered by an Ash-62 and is used as a crop duster as well as a passenger plane.

    The Antonov An-14 was also flown for Areoflot and was powered by 2 Ivchenko AI-14RF radial engines.

    There is probably about 10 more.

  19. AdriankK says:

    Lol @ whoever said the wreck was in a good state. It looks like any other water-bogged ww2 wreck. There are even similar ww2 era wrecks in Alaska only in a better shape.

  20. John from Kansas says:


  21. w says:

    This is famous UFO crash site of Roswellski

  22. rem says:

    being a restore of WW2 aircraft I find these photo’s authentic.My ompany has recieved several wrecks from russia and these aircrat are now flying in aishows.Ithink many of the bloggers above need to do a great deal of reading asyour knowledge of Russian aviation is very out of dae and limited.The Rusian aircraft of today and the past are just as good, if not better that anything in the world at there time of manufacture.Biggest problem with westernworld, is there limited ability to regognise that other conties cn make things just as good as them, if not better.By the way I not Russian or American, but do know about avaition.Anyone from Russia know of any wreck sites for Shturmovik il2-3m in Russia,Ukraine,Moldova? please let me know

  23. Carol says:

    mmmmm… bookmarked :-)

  24. Eero says:

    Where is that

  25. Walter says:

    Landing gear bracing and bracketry matches DB-3/IL-4. Tumansky M-87 or 88 engines (not M-85s, slightly different cylinders), welded steel beam reinforced construction. It’s halfway around the world to me but a challenge to try an ID. I’s say pretty confidently that it’s a DB-3/IL-4.

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