Plane found in desert after 70 years.

MetalBender

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Original Kittyhawk HS-B Discovered



Some time in 1942, a lone Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk bearing the 260 Squadron “HS” squadron code and the aircraft letter “B” settled down over a wide and remote expanse of North African sand desert called Al Wadi al Jadid. Perhaps low on fuel, perhaps lost, or with mechanical problems, the RAF pilot chose to land in the vast North African Sahara. With his landing gear locked down, he flared low over the sand and settled onto it. The gear snapped off, the desert camouflaged P-40 collapsed onto its belly and slid for a hundred meters or more shedding its radiators and propeller hub.

After coming to a stop, the pilot exited the aircraft, closed the canopy and disappeared into the sands of history. The aircraft itself would remain undiscovered for seven decades, perhaps for much of it covered by the sands of time, or perhaps just so far out of the way that it was not seen or at least reported until March of 2012, when an oil exploration team came across the wreck in Egypt.

http://www.vintagewings.ca/VintageN...en-CA/Original-Kittyhawk-HS-B-Discovered.aspx
 

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I wonder if the poor bastard was rescued or if he wandered off half crazed with thirst.
 

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Lotta cool pics at the link
 

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#5
How do they know the pilot wasn't rescued? I thought it was common practice back then to let plane wreckage where it lied.
 

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I wonder if the poor bastard was rescued or if he wandered off half crazed with thirst.
The savages probably beheaded the infidel for spraying chemtrails in the air and putting aspartame in the water supply. /Kirk
 
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