An American P-40 fighter aircraft from World War II was lifted from the bottom of the Kerch Strait, 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from the Taman coast, drone footage shot on Friday showed. The craft was discovered by team working on the Kerch Strait Bridge.
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The plane was leased to Josef Stalin’s Red Army by the US as the Soviet Union battled Nazi Germany.Divers searching for old mines and explosives during the £2.6billion construction of the Kerch Strait Bridge uncovered the lost relic.
A crane borrowed from the bridge’s construction lifted the decayed plane, which may be incorporated into a future exhibition by a historical reconstruction group,The rusted aircraft was lifted from the water using a crane and may be used in a historical exhibition, Russia Today reports.
The Curtiss P-40 Warhawk was constructed by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation’s main production facilities in Buffalo, New York, before the planes were widely used among the Allied powers in WWII.