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Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik recovered from Russian Lake

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    Default Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik recovered from Russian Lake

    I've searched the forum and can't find this story, so in case no one has seen any info on this:-

    Tuesday, 3 July 2012

    IL-2 Sturmovik Recovered from a Lake in Murmansk, Russia
    Freshly retrieved from 'Crooked Lake' near the town of Severomorsk in the Murmansk region of Russia is the IL-2 Sturmovik wreck pictured below. The wreck was lifted on 21st June 2012 by a team named 'Icarus' from the city of Zaozersk

    Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik ,The plane performed the forced landing on the ice of Krivoye lake in November, 25th, 1943. The pilot and the wounded shooter survived, but the ice didnít bear the weight of the plane and it the Il-2 sank on the bottom of the lake was under 17 meters of water.
    Now itís going to be sent to Novosibirsk for restoration
    Its recovery followed a "truly remarkable" week-long operation initiated by the son of the pilot, who was forced to land the plane on the ice of Lake Krivoye in the northern Murmansk region, in November 1943, a Defense Ministry spokesman told RIA Novosti.
    The plane will be repaired and turned into a monument.

    Some info and more photos here:- WW2 in Colour: IL-2 Sturmovik Recovered from a Lake in Murmansk, Russia
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture 549565_10151950815135311_1717204077_n.jpg  

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    Default Re: Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik recovered from Russian Lake

    Would be interesting to keep this one in original condition as it is, way too many are being completely restored. Oh well, thanks for sharing
    Best Regards

    Vegard T.
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    Looking for militaria from 38. Batterie, Heeres KŁsten Artillerie Regiment 977, also from 31, 32 and 36. Batterie.

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    Default Re: Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik recovered from Russian Lake

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    I've searched the forum and can't find this story, so in case no one has seen any info on this:-
    The search function is apparently not doing so hot at the moment- it's just 8 posts below, from July 13th IL-2 Sturmovik Recovered from a Lake in Murmansk, Russia But better extra mentions of cool stuff like this than it being missed altogether
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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