1942, Russia, the Eastern Front. Four Hawker Hurricanes of the Soviet Air Force 5880-engage four ME109’s and one BF110 of the Luftwaffe in combat.
One bullet riddled ME109 makes a near perfect wheels up landing on the ice of a frozen lake. It later sinks through the melting ice and lays on the lakebed, untouched until it was recovered in August 2003.
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