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Planes in Leningrad museum just after the war
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Massimo Tessitori
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« on: February 11, 2015, 05:41:05 PM »

Hi,
here are some photos of the planes shown in the museum of Leningrad just after the war.
http://deruluft.livejournal.com/59783.html
Aside the famous La-5 with the sharkmouth and an already seen I-16, there are two Il-2s that I never saw before.
The plane shown inside is a replica of the one of the plane of a famous pilot. I think it is made by joining pieces of two different planes.
As Timoshenko wrote (sorry for the poor automatic translation),
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01.17.1944, the Guards. F.M.Pavlyuchenko captain was killed in the crash on the AE Kasimovo while returning from a mission.

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 03:49:49 PM »

So what happened to the aircraft in the museum?  Were they destroyed in a fire or scrapped?
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 08:21:30 PM »

I suppose they were scrapped in the '50s.
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Tyronesdaddy
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2015, 04:06:33 PM »

What a horrible waste to scrap priceless artifacts like that.
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« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2015, 05:03:13 PM »

It's especially a waste with the La-5 - there are no La-5 versions preserved anywhere in the world. I've seen the centre-section of a razorback La-5 that was being kept somewhere in Virginia, but that's it. The Finns also have a part of the fuselage of a LaGG-3, complete with well-preserved camouflage. The razorback La-5 at Pobeda (Victory) Park in Moscow is a replica, although not too bad a one. I also would have loved to see that field-modified Il-2 preserved. To think that the Soviets did not preserve a single Il-2 is amazing (the ones you see in Russia now are reconstructed wrecks).

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Jason
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