Back in April I wrote here about twenty British Spitfire fighter planes that had been discovered buried in Burma at an old Royal Air Force air strip at the end of World war Two. Well the deal was formally inked this week in Myanmar, and aviation enthusiast/treasure hunter David Cundall has been cleared by that government to begin excavating and exporting as many as sixty Mk XIV Spitfires that are believed to be buried at that site.
All new aircraft, still in factory crates, packed in grease. Zero-time engines. Flyable with assembly and a bit of work.
And they're the hot-rod versions with the 2,050 horsepower Rolls Royce Griffon engines and the a five-blade Dowty-Rotol propeller, too.
I SO need one of these in my hangar!