P-40 Warhawk discovered and salvaged in Ketch Straight

A Soviet Lend-Lease Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was discovered underwater in the Kertch Straight during preparation work for the construction of the Kertch Straight bridge, a road-rail bridge under construction by the Russian Federation, to span the Strait of Kerch between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai.

The aircraft was recovered using equipment borrowed from the construction group. No details on its exact identity are available but photos of the recovery operation are available from The Daily Mail.

(h/t Benjamin G.)

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1 comment

    • boington 1963 on May 9, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    To bad they did not support the tail causing more work that necessary during restoration

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