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  • Very rare Russian underwing bomb rack lovely condition relic recovered from il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft shot down and crashed in the Demyansk Pocket near Leningrad in Russia 1941-1942

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    This is a very rare to find Russian underwing bomb rack which is a lovely condition relic recovered from il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft shot down and crashed. The bomb rack has no maker markings that can be seen but still pretty much complete with most of its internal parts which have rusted solid and do not move and has a lot of original colours the rack is rusty and is lightly pitted in places still with some original paintwork in places as well it is in relic but solid condition it has been very well cleaned but overall nice condition for a relic it is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice condition it is 23 inches long by 5 inches wide. The bomb rack was recovered from il-2 Sturmovik ground attack aircraft shot down and crashed 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 .

    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 Infanterie Walter Graf von Brockdorff-Ahlefeldt, commander of the II Army Corps.

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    Il-2M (two-seater, straight wing) evolution.