Sunday, September 22, 2013

No. 222 Russian and German WWII dog fight after nearly grounded for 75 years

Flying Heritage Collection
Paine Field
3407 109th Street SW
Everett, WA 98204 

Learn all about the developments and improvements to the IL-2 Shturmovik
Learn all about the development and improvements to the Focke-Wulf FW 190

The 2013 Free Fly Days offered by Paul Allen Flying Heritage Collection in Everett, WA came to a close on Saturday September 21st, 2013. The final flight featured WWII aircraft that have not shared the skies in nearly 70 years.
Flying Heritage Collections Focke-Wulf 190A-5 and IL-2 Shturmovik took part in Saturday's 
"Air War over Russia" in Everett, Washington. During the 1940s both of these aircraft fought for air to air and air to ground dominance on the Eastern Front. The heavily armored Tank Buster IL-2 Shturmovik was Russia's Air to Ground platform to take on ground to air cannons, trains, supply routes and bridges. Flying low over the terrain and its ability to absorb numerous hits while sending rockets and shells down range made it a very successful aircraft.

IL-2 Shturmovik
Pilot Ross Granley throttles up the IL-2 Shturmovik
Flying Heritage Collection's Focke-Wulf 190A-5
Steve Hinton flying the Fw-190A-5

IL-2 Shturmovik being chased  by
Formation Pass
IL-2 Shturmovik
IL-2 High Speed Pass
Flying Heritage Collection's Focke-Wulf 190A-5!
In hot pursuit of the IL-2 
IL-2 Shturmovik high speed pass
IL-2 outfitted with a rear gunner to challenge faster and more maneuverable German Fighter planes
Steep Dive by IL-2 Shturmovik
Strafing Run Attitude
Attack run IL-2 Shturmovik
IL-2 Shturmovik being chased  by
Check Your Six...FW-190 hunts down the IL-2
IL-2 Shturmovik being chased  by
IL-2 tries to shake off the bogy 
IL-2 Shturmovik being chased  by
After 70 years two WWII veterans share the same skies over Everett, WA
IL-2 Shturmovik landing
Over the Numbers on RWY 34
Flying Heritage Collection's Focke-Wulf 190A-5!
FW 190 touches down perfectly to end the 2013 air show series 

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