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The Kittyhawk landed 200-miles from the nearest town.
British aviation historians have spoken of their disgust after a World War Two fighter plane found entombed in the desert was given a 'hideous' makeover.
The crashed RAF P40 Kittyhawk was discovered in 2012 in 'time capsule' condition in the middle of the Sahara where it had lain untouched for 70 years.
There was evidence its tragic pilot, Flight Sergeant Dennis Copping, survived the crash but died from exposure in the inhospitable conditions.
Now the aircraft has gone on display at the El Alamein Museum having undergone a 'truly awful and unsympathetic' restoration at the hands of the Egyptian government.