|Battle of Britain Spitfire II|
MONDAY SURPRISE — 20 BRAND-NEW Spitfire XIV's! According to Victoria Ward at and Rowena Mason at The Telegraph, "Spitfires buried in Burma during war to be returned to UK". The XIV was a late-model Spit, with a R-R Griffon engine replacing the Merlin, and a laminar-flow wing, a much faster aircraft than the Battle-of-Britain Spitfire II with its 3-blade prop.
“They were just buried there in transport crates,” Mr Cundall said. “They were waxed, wrapped in greased paper and their joints tarred. They will be in near perfect condition.”
Maybe we could borrow them while the chimps in Ottawa figure out what's going to replace our F-18's?