Sahara’s P-40 Kittyhawk Update

Jakub Perka, who works for an oil company, came across the Kittyhawk P-40 in March 2012 when his team was on an expedition in the Egyptian desert. (image credit Jakub Perka/BNPS.co.uk)
Jakub Perka, who works for an oil company, came across the Kittyhawk P-40 in March 2012 when his team was on an expedition in the Egyptian desert. (image credit Jakub Perka/BNPS.co.uk)
Jakub Perka, who works for an oil company, came across the Kittyhawk P-40 in March 2012 when his team was on an expedition in the Egyptian desert. (image credit Jakub Perka/BNPS.co.uk)

In 2012 a RAF fighter plane thought lost in the sands of time after its pilot crash landed in the desert during World War Two has been discovered in what has been described as the “aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun’s Tomb”. The almost perfectly preserved Kittyhawk P-40 is an aviation time capsule that has remained unseen and untouched since it came down in the Sahara in June 1942.

We contacted Andrew Simpson MA AIFA ,Curator Department of Aircraft and Exhibits of the Royal Air Force Museum for an update who commented:” In response to your inquiry, the aircraft has now been retrieved from the desert and relocated to secure storage. At the present time we are continuing to work with the Egyptian authorities (via the British Embassy in Cairo) to receive the Kittyhawk for exhibition at Hendon. At this stage of proceedings there is no additional information to report.

 

Click HERE to read and see on the Daily Mail the picture of this incredible discovery.

 

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