The wreckage of this RAF P-40 was found after having crashed in the Sahara Desert 70 years ago!
This story was originally reported over a year ago, however, given my coverage of the P-40 restoration work currently going on at the Glenn Curtiss Museum, I thought it was very topical. This P-40 has been preserved in amazing condition and a restoration of it would be immensely easier than the one being done on the P-40 in Hammondsport.
An article published in the English press after the wreckage of the P-40 was found, states:
- Pilot of the Kittyhawk P-40 was thought to have survived crash, but died trying to walk out of the desert
- Aircraft was found almost perfectly preserved, unseen and untouched, after it came down in 1942
- Historian describes find as ‘an incredible time capsule’ and ‘the aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s Tomb’
– Click here for additional information and great photos of this P-40: RAF P-40
– A follow-up article describing the possible discovery of remains of the RAF P-40 pilot can be found here: RAF P-40 Pilot
* Kudos Callout – Thank you FlyBoyz Sixclaw97 for clueing me in to this story and great video suggestion! *