Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Retronaut posted these incredible photos of a P-40 fighter abandoned in the Sahara Desert. The incredible part is that the photos were apparently only taken in April 2012. This aircraft seems to be a British RAF P-40 - either a Warhawk, Tomahawk or Kittyhawk. I am not familiar enough with the distinguishing characteristics of each model to be certain. Judging by the damage to the prop, lower engine cowling and underbody of the fuselage, I wonder if the pilot "pancaked" the aircraft in the desert and walked away. There is little obvious structural damage to the cockpit and upper fuselage.