Here is a story for anyone interested in history as well as anyone who loves old airplanes. Keep in mind these beautiful aircraft were instrumental in the Battle of Britain. Of the thousands that were built, only about 35 are in flying condition today.
Twenty Spitfire aircraft buried in Burma during the Second World War are now being repatriated to Britain. The aircraft were shipped to Burma during the war but were never uncrated. Instead, they were buried in their transport crates. They were waxed, wrapped in greased paper and their joints tarred. They were then buried 40-feet below ground amid fears of a Japanese occupation. These aircraft should be in near perfect condition.
You can read more in an article in The Telegraph at http://goo.gl/Yd81K.
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