Flt Sgt Copping's P-40 From The Egyptian Desert

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Paul,

Just how big is your Library?

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Amazing with modellers and Photoshop geeks can do these days :diablo:

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I think what will determine what restoration this aircraft gets is the size of the cheque!

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Paul,

Just how big is your Library?

That was a google search

My Air Britain Serial books are at home :-(

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Looks like they tried to get at the guns with a can opener!

I fail to understand why every little panel has to be damaged in their treasure hunt. What's the story around the oil tank panel in front of the windscreen?

Perhaps they thought the pilot was trying to smuggle out some antiquities when he ran out of fuel? Muppets.

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Looks like they tried to get at the guns with a can opener!

I fail to understand why every little panel has to be damaged in their treasure hunt. What's the story around the oil tank panel in front of the windscreen?

Perhaps they thought the pilot was trying to smuggle out some antiquities when he ran out of fuel? Muppets.

The ring and bead gunsight went missing too...

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P40E

Also 'Stocky' Edwards story book is free for Kindle and also on line if you look hard enough.

Think I posted a link way back either on here or WIX

Has book carries a diary, loses, claims, missing, killed etc etc.

Don't you just love google and the internet.
Some other good news, but yourself (Bruce) and Paul already know that.:)

Mark

Love F/Sgt 'Shep' Sheppard was involved!!! Must be related.

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Also 'Stocky' Edwards story book is free for Kindle and also on line if you look hard enough.

Kittyhawk Pilot is going on the kindle now so thanks for the link.

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Interesting info..

Hi all;

This very interesting bit of info was posted by Terry McGrady over on Hyperscale;

"On 28/6/42 ET574 Piloted by F/Sgt DCH Copping 785025 left 260 for a ferry flight to an RSU . The A/C flew with u/c locked down due to damage . An incorrect course was set and the A/C was thought to have crashed in the Desert due to fuel exhaustion.
F/Sgt Copping is listed as missing on that date
Now I'm not saying this is the A/C , just that it MIGHT be, in view of :-
a) there being no apparent signs of Battle damage
b) the fact that the U/C was wiped off in the crash"

Could be a possibility?

Regards;
Steve

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Someone has nicked the ID plate out of the cockpit!

Just four holes remain.

Bruce

So does that now make it a replica or a recreation?

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Looks like battle damage on the aircraft to me, but there may be a different cause.

Bruce

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Looks like battle damage on the aircraft to me, but there may be a different cause.

Bruce

I fear you missed my joke!

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Hi all;

This very interesting bit of info was posted over on Hyperscale;

"On 28/6/42 ET574 Piloted by F/Sgt DCH Copping 785025 left 260 for a ferry flight to an RSU . The A/C flew with u/c locked down due to damage . An incorrect course was set and the A/C was thought to have crashed in the Desert due to fuel exhaustion.
F/Sgt Copping is listed as missing on that date
Now I'm not saying this is the A/C , just that it MIGHT be, in view of :-
a) there being no apparent signs of Battle damage
b) the fact that the U/C was wiped off in the crash"

Could be a possibility?

Regards;
Steve

The elevator looks like it has flak damage. Nevertheless, that at least tallies with the physical evidence so shouldn't be dismissed.

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I fear you missed my joke!

No, sorry Graham, I started answering before you did, but someone came to the door, so I didnt see your post.

I suspect that plate is in someones wallet!

Bruce

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P40

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F/Sgt DCH Copping is listed as dying on 28 June 1942 on cwgc so not 'missing'

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Sadly, Flt Sgt Copping didn't make it. He came from Southend-on-Sea and is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial. If that is indeed his aircraft, it needs to be treated with a lot more respect than it's getting ...

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On 28/6/42 ET574 Piloted by F/Sgt DCH Copping 785025 left 260 for a ferry flight to an RSU . The A/C flew with u/c locked down due to damage . An incorrect course was set and the A/C was thought to have crashed in the Desert due to fuel exhaustion.
F/Sgt Copping is listed as missing on that date
Now I'm not saying this is the A/C , just that it MIGHT be, in view of :-
a) there being no apparent signs of Battle damage
b) the fact that the U/C was wiped off in the crash

Interesting indeed; particularly considering the wheels-down landing in possibly unsuitable terrain.

The elevator looks like it has flak damage...

Couldn’t it have flown with existing ‘flak damage’ on this ferry flight?

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I find it difficult to look at the photos without knowing the aircraft is safe!

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I find it difficult to look at the photos without knowing the aircraft is safe!

Apparently they were taken on 29 March so anything could have happened by now...