Intact WW2 Kittyhawk found in desert

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They better jildy jildy shift to retrieve it. Theres plenty of restorers out there that would love to make a quick million and can move faster than red tape bound officialdom.

Damn nice bit of kit though.
 
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If you've been following this story on PPRuNe or Flypast, you'll be as dismayed as I am to see the damage done by souvineer hunters since the discovery of the aircraft was made public.
 
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In the report they say that the front landing gear would´nt retract ? Kittyhawk does`nt have a nose wheel.
 
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In the report they say that the front landing gear would´nt retract ? Kittyhawk does`nt have a nose wheel.
That's the standard of aviation reporting you get at the Telegraph, I'm afraid. I doubt if anyone in modern media would understand the significance of tailwheel aircraft.
 
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Kerrrist, looks like they have Scousers in the Sahara as well.
 
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renamed_user

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Will Brad Pitt play the lost pilot who walks to safety and is found by an American unit winning the Battle of El Alamein?
 
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Few more piccys for those that are interested - Picasa Web Albums - Jakub Perka - zdj_samolot
An excellent link with superb photographs .

On a similar theme I read the story of the " Lady Be Good " an American bomber which was discovered years after WW2 , 1950's IIRC , by Oil exploration teams in the Middle East . It was in a good state having performed a belly landing after all the crew had bailed out . I think most of the crew survived bailing out but died crossing the desert ... one of them kept a diary of their ordeal which was also recovered ... sad reading .
 
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There's more than a little speculation going around the bazaars that the pilot may not have tried walking out, but whose remains may be found when they get under the wing.
 

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