1 Salvaging The Il-2

Salvaging The Il-2

Posted on November 18, 2011 by

Fighter Il2 1

This time we’re going to show you how they salvaged the Il-2 which was shot down in 1942 near Demyansk.

The plane is located in a wetland with no roads around. Moreover, the access to the crater with the plane is blocked by the river. To get to the plane one can either by foot or on a swampmobile.

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One Response to “Salvaging The Il-2”

  1. Ulrike Meinhof says:

    Looking forward to follow this!

    Here where i liwe, however very rare (since we where not actually in war (at leat not officially)), there must be some planes burried in the ground too, i even found one once but lack of founds for preserving those artifacts properly in a museum when i asked a local museum if they where interesting in digging. I salvaged a big part of the tailfin (hope it will going to a local museum in a vetern club) and some smaller parts, but i hope those pices of history will be saved in the future here too.

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