A Luftwaffe Fw 190 Was Found In A Russian Forest – But The Reason It Crashed Was Shrouded In Mystery

It’s 1989, and some hikers are out for a ramble through the Russian backwoods close to Saint Petersburg. As the group pick their way through forest and marshland, though, one of them spots something chilling: what looks like a Nazi swastika through a dense stand of trees. Then, as the hikers draw closer, it becomes apparent that the insignia is painted on the tail fin of an almost entirely intact – albeit decaying – German WWII fighter plane. But how on Earth had the craft ended up there in the first place?