which is where every P-40 was built.
More picts: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2142300/Crashed-plane-Second-World-War-pilot-Dennis-Copping-discovered-Sahara-desert.html
My late uncle was a warbird mechanic in the European and Burma/India Theaters in WWII and I have his A&P manuals(airframe & powerplant) for the P-40,P-51,P-47 and P-38 Lightnings.I referenced the model number in the photos,Model H87A-3.It translates to an American designation of a model P-40E or a British designation of Kittyhawk MK.IA.The Allison V12 engine came from General Motors.
It's an extremely rare find with a story behind it and the Brits better move their butts to salvage it.Egyptian authorities removed the ammo for "safety reasons".For whose safety,the vultures that want to rape it for scrap value? The thing is in the middle of the Sahara and is a danger to no one!
It would be well deserved if those knuckleheads blew their butts to kingdom come while handling that ammo.Period correct armament for that plane was 6x.50cal with 155 rounds each of API ammo(armor piercing incendiary) which was steel jacketed with a magnesium core.It could be quite unstable after sitting in that heat all these years.
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