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Great Patriotic War Aviation => Sukhois => Topic started by: warhawk on September 09, 2012, 11:56:48 AM



Title: Su-2 survivors?
Post by: warhawk on September 09, 2012, 11:56:48 AM
Any original survivors and what version are they?

Thеsе seem to me like replicas...
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/58/Poklonnaya_Gora-2007-7.JPG/300px-Poklonnaya_Gora-2007-7.JPG) (http://flamber.ru/files/photos/1211922554/1232654129_f.jpg)

(http://www.aex.ru/photo/monino2005/P7280100.jpg)

Also, what about  this (http://igor113.livejournal.com/161078.html) one?


Title: Re: Su-2 survivors?
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on September 09, 2012, 02:38:30 PM
Hi,
I think it's the very same one with another painting.
Regards
Massimo


Title: Re: Su-2 survivors?
Post by: warhawk on September 09, 2012, 05:27:34 PM
But are these replicas or the real deal?


Title: Re: Su-2 survivors?
Post by: KL on September 09, 2012, 06:05:06 PM
But are these replicas or the real deal?

Replicas!

Real "WWII survivors" in Soviet Union/Russia are rare as chicken teeth.  Maybe half a dozen planes survived out of about 150,000 planes made between 1941 and 1945...

No Il-2 survived, no LaGG-3 / La-5, no Yak-7 survived... the list is long.. and no Su-2 survived 


Title: Re: Su-2 survivors?
Post by: learstang on September 09, 2012, 06:29:49 PM
Konstantin is correct; that "aeroplane" appears to be at Poklonnaya Hill, the site of Victory Park and the Museum of the Great Patriotic War, which is full of replicas (La-5, LaGG-3, single-seater Il-2, which however appears to be a two-seater restored to look like a single-seater, etc.).  What's amazing is how few aircraft were set aside.  Not a single Il-2, out of 36,163 produced, was set aside for preservation in the Soviet Union (The Poles, Czechs, Bulgarians, and Yugoslavians all set one aside).  Not a single one.  The Shturmoviks you see now in Russia are restored wrecks or replicas.  I'm not surprised that's not a real Su-2 as relatively few were produced.

Regards,

Jason