WWII P-40 Fighter Plane Found In Sahara Desert

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by flyingtiger85, May 14, 2012.

  1. flyingtiger85

    flyingtiger85 Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2010
  2. jlloyd73

    jlloyd73 Active Member

    Nov 28, 2010
    I have been trying to keep up with this story also......very interesting. I love those old fighter planes.

  3. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    It is amazing how that dry, hot desert keeps all those basically metal items in such relatively good shape. Kind of like finding a modern day dinosaur with the skin still on.

    Sand storms can cover and uncover items for decades....or longer.

    Kind of exciting.
    Last edited: May 16, 2012
  4. Rampant Colt

    Rampant Colt New Member

    Aug 28, 2010
    Parts Unknown
  5. RJay

    RJay Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2004
    Goodyear, Arizona
  6. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    I'd almost bet that this plane could be restored to fully operational!
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