Aircraft Photo of N46GU / NX46GU | Polikarpov Po-2 | Soviet Union - Air Force | #81732
Registration / Serial:N46GU
Alternate Registration:NX46GU
Other Marks:23
Aircraft Original Type:Polikarpov Po-2
Aircraft Generic Type:Polikarpov Po-2
Aircraft Version:Polikarpov Po-2
C/n (msn):641543
Operator Painted:Soviet Union - Air Force
City / Airport:Everett - Snohomish County / Paine FieldMap
Region / Country:Washington, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KPAE   IATA: PAE   Local: PAE   Other: -
Collection:Museum of Flight
Photo Date:6 August 2011
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 81732
Photo Comment

I'm not really interested in taking pictures of planes stored indoors...but on the flight across the Atlantic I was reading in one of the aviation mags a very interesting article about the female 'Night Witches' who flew these biplanes with extreme bravery and under appalling conditions on the Eastern Front during WWII. In order to maintain the element of surprise the pilots would cut the engine and glide over the German lines before jettisoning their bombs, restarting the engine and hopefully escaping.

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