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  Quote Mustang Sally Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Apr/2012 at 12:52am
I actually read somewhere (can't remember where)that they're Mk XIV with Griffons, can anyone else confirm?
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  Quote Daithi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Apr/2012 at 1:10am
I doubt if anyone will know until they surface - first report said Mk II, next was Mk XI and now it's Mk XIV.

However, out of 430 Mk XIVs built, 30 went to the Royal Thai Air Force and 70 to the Royal Indian Air Force, so burying 20 of those in Burma would be a bit odd.
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  Quote Mustang Sally Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17/Apr/2012 at 4:03pm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/asia/burma/9204921/British-farmers-quest-to-find-lost-Spitfires-in-Burma.html
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  Quote Sawdust Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/Apr/2012 at 7:59am
It's hard to imagine that even the crated ones wont be badly crushed but I realy hope I'm wrong. If they reinforced the crates heavily before they burried them we might be lucky. Either way if corosion hasn't got to them they will still be priceless
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  Quote Daithi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/Apr/2012 at 8:10am
From what I've read, when they buried them they covered the pits with teak logs before filling them in - first reports suggest there's no crushing. They would still have been covered in Cosmolene grease in the crates and the engines inhibited with lanolin - the rivets will probably need replaced tho
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