An RAF Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk single seat fighter plane has been found remarkably well preserved after lying in the dry sands of the Sahara for 70 years.
The plane was a chance discovery by a Polish oil company worker exploring a remote region of the western desert in Egypt.
It is presumed that the pilot, Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, took what little he could from the Kittyhawk he had just crash-landed, then wandered off into the emptiness.
The plane is resting well over 100 miles from the nearest settlement in a vast expanse of largely featureless terrain.
It is hoped that the remains of the pilot may be found by searching a 25 mile radius of the plane.
A similar Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk is shown in the Vintage Wings of Canada photo above.