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Work Set to Start on Burma Spitfire Recovery

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In two weeks, aviation archaeologists will start working to unearth what they expect will be as many as 36 new-in-the-box Supermarine Spitfires. (www.flyingmag.com) Altro...

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jhvance
According to David Cundall (the man who's pursued this mystery for several decades), the restoration to flight capability of these birds might be accomplished within 3 years...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2239771/Dozens-WWII-spitfires-buried-jungle-Burma-flying-years.html
joelwiley
joel wiley 2
I can see the E-Bay auction now... 1940's Supermarine Spitfire NIM (New In Box) 36 of a kind offer.
preacher1
preacher1 1
lol. I think you'll see a push for $ returned. He may be an enthusiast but sometime last year he picked up an investor. Don't know who but he didn't get in there for his health
jhvance
The investor is Victor Kislyi, who apparently gained his wealth from the "World of Tanks" online game -- see the article in the Telegraph at the link below:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9638613/Revealed-the-wealthy-backer-helping-the-hunt-for-the-buried-Spitfires-of-Burma.html
joelwiley
joel wiley 1
He's dropping a cool mill on the project. In this country, that wouldn't let you lease a cogressman for more than a few months!
skyfly12
Strange, when I click the link it won't open. Says something like:
Error 403 spam RBL listed IP address (http://www.stopforumspam.com) ...???
preacher1
preacher1 1
I think the article asks the same questions that most of us would have, the main one being why. The results will be interesting.

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