Worlds only flying IL-2 Sturmovik

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  1. beaupower32

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    Excellent news. I had no idea of its existence til now. Thanks BP.

    I wish I could understand the dialogue.
     
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    Yeah, I had no Idea either till this morning. Very neat to see one flying. To me looks like it even comes with the original bullet holes.
     
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    Very cool, I too was not aware there was a flying example left.
     
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    I never paid attention that they had dual strut main gear!
     
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    Cool stuff! Great to see this bird again in the air!
    Didn't know the Russians were working on such restoration.
     
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    Great news.
     
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    VERY COOL!!!!!

    He sure did bounce that landing at the end, though! :)
     
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    Great to see.
     
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    Fantastic!!!! Didn't realise how good looking the Sturmovik was until now...
     
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    Great news!
     
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    WHOA! How cool is that? WOW!
     
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    much bigger then I thought
     
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    WOW absolutely amazing to see one of these famous ground-assault aircraft actually flying again!
     
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    Really?!? Wasn't bad at'all.
     
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    Google translate does a fair job with the Cyrillic text with the YT video...but there are oobvious errors. Still it looks like they are trying to avoid modern materials and be faithful to original design materials/specifications.
     
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    Awesome! Hopefully we will keep seeing restorations like this from the Motherland. But did you notice how the pilot "crossed" himself before take-off? SOP or a real plee to a higher power to make it through the flight! LOL "Sure Ivan, that bolt goes there...or maybe there...whatever. It's good enough for collective peoples factory work."
     
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