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A little something in the Sahara!

Article about: I think it's worth adding the photos of Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping to the thread in case they disappear from the links provided.

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    Quote by Scout View Post
    Sorry no, Ned.
    Just stumbled over the pic, when I looked for the other two recovered relics, which I remembered having read about.
    EDIT - a quick search yielded this: Seems its preserved in the Volandia Aviation Museum
    Check this out - WAY better pic here!
    Photos: Savoia-Marchetti SM-79 Sparviero Aircraft Pictures | Airliners.net
    Volandia Aviation Museum
    VOLANDIA - Park and Museum of flight
    Thanks for that bud!

    It looks like it didn't get to Volandia until 1993. I'm sure it was discovered in around 1970, perhaps it wasn't recovered until 20 odd years later. I remember reading that an American fighter bomber was nearby, but it was never found.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

  2. #32

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    Quote by mike4739 View Post
    is it a curtis hawk 75 which had a radial engine ,they evoved into curtis
    p40 with more powerful allison inline engine
    I don't know a lot about warbirds, but you could be right! The downed one that is the subject of this thread has what appears to be a radial engine in it. The one here in this wiki also has a radial engine, and this model apparently saw service with the RAF. These were known to be in Iran, so it's not out of the realm of possibility that that's what this is...

    The trouble, though, is the exhaust ports in the plane in the thread here is in-line as opposed to not present in the wiki photos.


    Curtiss P-36 Hawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  3. #33
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    A couple of vids have surfaced of the Egyptian army removing the ammo.
    Crush Air plane 1 Movie.mp4 - YouTube

    Definitely real! I just wonder what happened to the poor pilot.

  4. #34

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    Fantastic!
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  5. #35

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    Quote by ian_ View Post
    A couple of vids have surfaced of the Egyptian army removing the ammo.
    Crush Air plane 1 Movie.mp4 - YouTube

    Definitely real! I just wonder what happened to the poor pilot.
    Here's the other one. I find it very worrying what the future holds for this aircraft. Note that already in this second video the ring sight in front of the windscreen appears to have already been ripped out. If it's gonna survive, action is required immediately...

    Crush Air plane 2 movie.mp4 - YouTube

    Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Good bit of deep delving there Ian, i think that ensures case proven as to being the real deal, the desert does'nt have to be all sandstorms and high winds, like the movies, there are areas that see very little heavy sandstorm activity and a gentle wind can remove sand over time until very little remains, as we see with the rock being exposed

  7. #37

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    I really dont know, i think its a genuine find.
    I dont think its possible to reproduce or model that damage and the burned paint.
    Is there any more info about the plane?

  8. #38

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    Hi Nuno, checkout the videos, at post 33 & 35.

    Cheers, Ade.
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  9. #39

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi Nuno, checkout the videos, at post 33 & 35.

    Cheers, Ade.
    Had not seen that.
    Oh, seeing that, i share the same concern as Ned.
    Someone save that plane.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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    Indeed!
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