A Large Section of RLM 04 GELB

A Large Section of RLM 04 GELB

You never know what you'll find from Russian battlefields. Discovered near Mosalsk, Russia, this Messerschmitt Bf 109 wingtip was unearthed in 2017 and even with a crushed leading edge from impact, the paint and overall structure found in fairly amazing condition. Still painted in original RLM 04 GELB - or Reichsluftfahrtministerium (German Ministry of Aviation) Yellow, but in faded condition, the original RLM 74/75 top camouflage can be found underneath along with the RLM 76 paint on the bottom. 

Limited details exist about the aircraft - other than it was a Messerschmitt Bf 109 F or G Model and had crashed in the area. No data plates have been discovered, but the wingtip light bracket was still intact - albeit, no bulb.

Bf 109 wingtip

Bf 109 wingtip

Bf 109 wingtip