Mark in CA
29th May 2012, 16:49
Ran across this news:
Pictures: World War II "Time Capsule" Fighter Found in Sahara (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/05/pictures/120524-world-war-ii-plane-egypt-desert-science-p-40-lost/)
29th May 2012, 16:53
Blimey, not another one :rolleyes:
29th May 2012, 18:44
16th Jun 2012, 09:13
WWII fighter plane hailed the 'aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' found preserved in the Sahara - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/aviation/9256879/WWII-fighter-plane-hailed-the-aviation-equivalent-of-Tutankhamuns-Tomb-found-preserved-in-the-Sahara.html)#
The plane was apparently found in the southern part of Egypt,close to Sudan border. Is there anyone (maybe ex-RAF 260th sqdr)who has info on the exact planned route of the plane ,from which airbase to which airbase and timings of the flight?
Any update on the recovery of the plane?
16th Jun 2012, 09:41
This aircraft has already been the subject of 4 other threads here on PPRuNe:
Talk about pointless duplication. :rolleyes:
17th Jun 2012, 11:14
Does anyone know if it was rescued or ripped apart by locals for scrap???
17th Jun 2012, 16:56
The damage has apparently stopped and the RAF museum is working on bringing it home, see
P-40 from Sahara - Page 36 - Key Publishing Ltd Aviation Forums (http://forum.keypublishing.com/showthread.php?t=116221&page=36)
3rd Oct 2012, 18:33
Any news on this event? The last I heard was that they had found some human remains about 8 k from the aircraft.
3rd Oct 2012, 19:02
It's been recovered dismantled by the RAFM and is sitting in a container at a Egyptian museum, however it has gone a bit quiet because of soe embarrassment I believe... You can see it being disMantled here
As for the pilot, well the UK appears to have no stomach to see him buried if the remains are identified, haven't even bothered to visit them and that sickens me, seems he gave is life for this country and the country cannot do the right thing by him......
Qattara - Documenti e Testimonianze - Home Page (http://www.qattara.it/60-152%20arabic%20version.html)
Search for his remains