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Pre-GPW Aviation => Multi-engined planes of '20s and '30s => Topic started by: warhawk on September 12, 2010, 11:06:12 AM



Title: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: warhawk on September 12, 2010, 11:06:12 AM
As I understand from the text, the place is Severodvinsk. Amazingly preserved bird  :-X

http://nnm.ru/blogs/shamba/hronika_propavshego_bombardirovshika/

Regards
Aleksandar


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on September 12, 2010, 02:14:24 PM
Hi Aleksandar,
thank you for posting. The photos are excellent, and in some pieces the external color is perfectly preserved. Who knows if this happen for surfaces in contact to the ground better than on those exposed upwards?
Massimo


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: TISO on September 12, 2010, 07:56:43 PM
I see that crew was still in the plane. RIP
Did they managed to indentify them?


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on September 12, 2010, 09:27:02 PM
Hi Tiso,
for what I've understood from the automatic translation, they went there already knowing that the plane was fallen. So, the names are written in archives.
Massimo


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: mholly on September 13, 2010, 12:39:28 AM
The human remains belong to Jan Komarichev who was gunner-radio operator.
And yes, they say that surfaces laying on the ground are very well preserved.
That star looks so fresh! And we probably see AE-9 gray (?) applied over ALG-1 primer.
Cheers,
Mario


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: KL on September 13, 2010, 06:11:10 PM
Part 2 and more photos at http://nnm.ru/blogs/shamba/hronika_propavshego_bombardirovshika_-_prodolzhenie/page6/#comments

End of this wreck is quite frustrating:  few details ended up in private collections and in the regional museum, but the rest went to scrap metal...


Title: Re: Tupolev SB wreck discovered in Russia
Post by: Massimo Tessitori on September 13, 2010, 08:14:47 PM
Is there any comment on Russian forums? Maybe someone obtained at least some piece of well preserved grey paint...
However, from the photos, it looks more or less as the grey of F-15 or MiG-31.

Massimo