After 70 years the aircraft was found in the Sahara desert. This is an RAF fighter Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk. Despite the great time that has passed theairplane is complete and with only some damage.
The plane was reportedly flown in 1942 by Sergeant Dennis Copping at age 24. The young man had orders to bring the aircraft to a British basein Egypt but never reached its destination. Exactly why did not reach the base but there bullet holes in the fuselage. Experts conclude that after failing to repair the engine was a victim of the heat Copping and died trying to get somewhere because the closer it is to more than 300kilometers.
The finding will be taken to an aviation museum in London, but since the discovery has been difficult to keep secure the site and some thieveshave taken pieces.
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Tags: Aircraft, world war II, sahara desert, dogfigth, 1942, Curtis P-40
Location: Al Jizah, Egypt (load item map)
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