Rise of the Arctic Eagle


Mark Sheppard details the remarkable discovery and retrieval of a Messerschmitt Bf 109G from a remote Arctic lake


Messerschmitt Bf 109G- 2 14232 after being towed ashore. ALL BORIS OSETINSKY UNLESS NOTED

It has now been more than 25 years since the thawing of relations with communist Russia, the days of ‘Glasnost’ and ‘Perestroika’ which saw the nation become less secretive. With its adoption of a more ‘open’ policy, numerous crashed warbirds were found and retrieved from its vast areas of wilderness, and later from its many lakes.

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