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Mako1118 Oct 2012 1:55 a.m. PST

Just read that Myanmar has given the go-ahead for the British to dig up the 60 70 Spitfires buried since WWII.

Apparently, groundbreaking will begin at the end of the month.

They are thought to be in very good condition.

I hope they are right, since it would be wonderful to see a few squadrons of Spits airborne again.

Let's also hope they don't decide to abandon, or scrap these again, so easily, this time round.

Personal logo Condotta Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2012 3:36 a.m. PST

I say, pack 'em to protect them from the WWWIII EMP. These may be the only Air Force we have after the EMP for awhile. Can Zombies fly? Exciting.

Oddball18 Oct 2012 4:05 a.m. PST

I'm always glad to see old Warbirds return. Hopefully some will be able to take to the air again.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP18 Oct 2012 4:47 a.m. PST

I would have thought that anything buried in Burma would have rotted/rusted away in short order. Great to hear that they may be salvageable. The Spitfire is such a pretty bird.

Doug

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP19 Oct 2012 5:25 a.m. PST

They are all Griffon powered Mk.XIV:

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