RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby timuss on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:23 am

Found this on another forum could it be legit??? Either that or a very elaborate diorama? If it is stil there its got to be an amazing find that's ripe for restoration a genuine RAF P-40 :drool:

http://www.konradus.com/forum/read.php? ... r=0&page=1
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby timuss on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:45 am

DanO1978 wrote:It looks the real deal - but isn't that a modelling forum?

If it IS a model, that's a damned impressive one, mind.


Yeah thats why it almost seems to good to be true!!! It could be an amazing model or the real deal.
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Ben H on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:45 am

The translation of the original post is:

My friend works in the Sahara looking for oil and gas. Recently, however, they came upon something completely different ... The plane lain for so many years no one bothered. The finder of the wreck told the RAF and were able to identify aircraft. We do not know why he was only at that particular place. It may puzzle some time find a solution.
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby nigelblake on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:46 am

Google translation of the words reads that is was found by an oil exploration team and is the real deal!
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Ben H on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:47 am

nigelblake wrote:Google translation of the words reads that is was found by an oil exploration team and is the real deal!


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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Mad Dan on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:48 am

Well, everyone knows the Sahara is the People's Desert... :heyhey:
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby timuss on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 11:52 am

Ben H wrote:The translation of the original post is:

My friend works in the Sahara looking for oil and gas. Recently, however, they came upon something completely different ... The plane lain for so many years no one bothered. The finder of the wreck told the RAF and were able to identify aircraft. We do not know why he was only at that particular place. It may puzzle some time find a solution.


Well yes but you know that it could be faked. But it looks incredible just hope somebody gets it before its scrapped or end up like the Lady be good:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Be_Good_(aircraft)
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Mad Dan on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 12:02 pm

DanO1978 said:
We might approach the local Bedouin for an interview, but they'd probably turn us down for being so impertinent as to ask challenging questions...

You could always try offering him a few camels...chances are he'd probably still get the hump, but it might be worth a tug...

Apropos of nothing, he might be an Oasis fan, in which case some CDs will probably suffice.

Just don't ask him for a date!!!
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby capercaillie on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 12:11 pm

Why are you trying to palm the guy off, he's dune well in the first place? Just asp nicely how much he wants and hope its no mad amount! :pinkwafer:
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Mad Dan on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 12:17 pm

It was probably on a Sheikh-down flight when it went missing...
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby capercaillie on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 12:22 pm

Do you think they will find a Mirage next?
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby NIDarby on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 2:36 pm

It stood the sands of time well!!!
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Postby Ian G on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 2:37 pm

If he has cows does that make him a milk-sheikh?
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby neilesmith on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 2:41 pm

If it can be recovered would make a fine addition to the BBMF......
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 3:37 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
neilesmith wrote:If it can be recovered would make a fine addition to the BBMF......


Compared to the stuff the BBMF operate, the P-40 is a very insignificant type in RAF history. Won't happen. And besides, they're being "given" a Mosquito, aren't they? :whistle:


Once we raise the money to get the bloody airframe! P-40 would be nice in the BBMF.
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Ben H on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:07 pm

JackyRIATWilson wrote:Once we raise the money to get the bloody airframe!


We?
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby timuss on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:11 pm

It would be interesting to see some more recent pics and even find out if, its still there?
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Abingdonman on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:24 pm

My guess is,its not a P40...its a Mirage :grin:
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:09 pm

Ben H wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:Once we raise the money to get the bloody airframe!


We?


People's Mosquito project asking us, the aviation world, to raise money to get a "suitable airframe". :sleepy:
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:15 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:
Ben H wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:Once we raise the money to get the bloody airframe!


We?


People's Mosquito project asking us, the aviation world, to raise money to get a "suitable airframe". :sleepy:


They claim to already have one.


Claiming and actual proof are two different things unless there is hard evidence. Plus, if that airframe has been "given", where has it been till now? :question:
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby Pat Murphy on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:29 pm

DanO1978 wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:
DanO1978 wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:
Ben H wrote:
JackyRIATWilson wrote:Once we raise the money to get the bloody airframe!


We?


People's Mosquito project asking us, the aviation world, to raise money to get a "suitable airframe". :sleepy:


They claim to already have one.


Claiming and actual proof are two different things unless there is hard evidence. Plus, if that airframe has been "given", where has it been till now? :question:


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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby 24left on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 5:37 pm

Can someone search the Sahara on google earth and then let us know when they find this P40.
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Postby DerekF on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:08 pm

Can we desist with the sniping at TPM? It's getting tiresome.

24left wrote:Can someone search the Sahara on google earth and then let us know when they find this P40.


Let us know how you get on with that. :lol:

If this is fake it is a very good one, right down to the smallest detail in the cockpit.
If it's real it's a significant find. Let's hope they can find it again!
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby JackyRIATWilson on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:33 pm

DerekF wrote:Can we desist with the sniping at TPM? It's getting tiresome.

24left wrote:Can someone search the Sahara on google earth and then let us know when they find this P40.


Let us know how you get on with that. :lol:

If this is fake it is a very good one, right down to the smallest detail in the cockpit.
If it's real it's a significant find. Let's hope they can find it again!


I didn't know that Dan, seems rather sad the airframe hasn't been out much in 60+ years I presume? You watch they won't be able to find it now!
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Re: RAF P-40 found in the Sahara???

Postby F-86 on Thu 19 Apr 2012, 6:57 pm

Mad Dan wrote:DanO1978 said:
We might approach the local Bedouin for an interview, but they'd probably turn us down for being so impertinent as to ask challenging questions...

You could always try offering him a few camels...chances are he'd probably still get the hump, but it might be worth a tug...

Apropos of nothing, he might be an Oasis fan, in which case some CDs will probably suffice.

Just don't ask him for a date!!!

He said he wouldn't get the hump, but he seems like a pikey, all he kept on about was having enough for a caravan!
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