1 / 11


The sun beats relentlessly down on the P-40 in the Egyptian desert. Most of the front of the fuselage and wings have been scoured of paint by the sand. (Jakub Perka/BNPS)

World War II fighter plane found in Sahara

Some time in 1942, a lone Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk crash landed into the Western Desert in Egypt. It wasn't found until March 2012 by an oil exploration team.