How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

Last month Russian Navy divers lifted an American Bell P-39 Airacobra plane from the bottom of the lake on Kola Peninsula, Russia. This is how it looks like.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

It was staying 45 meter deep on the lake bottom.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

They used automotive crane to lift it from there, then moved it to Russian Air Force museum.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

It’s known than March 6, 1945, two month before war ended, Russian pilot junior leutenant Fyodor Varavikov crashed.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

However there were no human remains found in the plane.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

Will they try to restore the plane? No. They will use it for parts. They have another similar plane being restored in museum and they are in need of parts.

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like

Thanks to AVP23 for his photos, his website is below:

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2 thoughts on “How the Airplane That Spent 72 Years on Lake Bottom Looks Like”

  1. engine was behind pilot, prop in front of plane so that shaft you see goes to prop. don’t see the Allison V-1710 liquid-cooled V-12 engine

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