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  • Large moveable airframe joint with all original green paintwork from Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-3 fighter shot down and crashed in the Demyansk Pocket near Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942

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    This is a moveable airframe joint from the flaps or undercarriage doors something like that. The metal structure joint which has the moveable connectors that still work these are pretty much there original colours no maker markings can really be seen but with more cleaning possible the tubed metal joints are complete with there original green paintwork most of which is still there overall it still has a lot of original colour they have ripped, smashed and bent by the impact of the crash but have been very nicely cleaned and are perfect for display or any collection the size of the parts are 27 inches long by 14 inches wide in size .The part is from Russian Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-3 fighter shot down and recovered from the Demyansk Pocket in Russia 1941-1942 battlefield A lovely piece of Russian history from the this famous battle on the Eastern Front which comes with a A5 laminated information card with pictures .

    On 22 June 1941 most of the Russian MiG-3s and MiG-1s were in the border military districts of the Soviet Union. The Leningrad Military District had 164 aircraft over the winter of 1941–42 the Soviets transferred all of the remaining MiG-3s to the Navy and PVO so that on 1 May 1942 none were left on strength with the Russian Airforce.

    The Demyansk Pocket in Russia was the name given to the pocket of German troops encircled by the Red Army around Demyansk (Demjansk), south of Leningrad, during the war on the Eastern Front. The pocket existed mainly from 8 February to 21 April 1942. A much smaller force was surrounded in the Kholm Pocket at the town of Kholm, about 100 km (62 mi) to the southwest. Both resulted from the German retreat following their defeat during the Battle of Moscow.

    German Forces trapped in the pocket were the 12th, 30th, 32nd, 123rd and 290th infantry divisions, and the SS Division Totenkopf, as well as RAD, Police, Organisation Todt and other auxiliary units, for a total of about 90,000 German troops and around 10,000 auxiliaries. Their commander was General der Infantry Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.

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