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JCB diggers on mission to unearth wartine Spitfires

JCB has supplied two tracked excavators and a backhoe loader to help recover Spitfire warplanes believed to be buried in Burma.

The machines - a 20t JS200, a 22t JS220 and a 3CX Eco backhoe - will be used to excavate for crates thought to contain more than 30 unassembled planes, which were believed to have been buried by American engineers across three sites as World War II drew to a close.

The dig is getting underway after a 17 year search for the Spitfires led by aviation enthusiast David Cundall, with financial support from on-line games developer Wargaming.

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  • Let us hope that we find them and get to return them here where they belong.

    Brian Mason

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