Six year project to restore WWII spitfire

The painstaking project has taken six years. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A World War Two Spitfire that starred in films including the Battle of Britain and Pearl Harbour is undergoing a 300 thousand pound restoration.

Engineers at the Shuttleworth Collection near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire had thought the project would take 18 months.

However a painstaking six and a half years later they say the end is finally in sight. They hope the plane will be flying again next year.


Spitfire restoration project nears completion

The end is in sight for a team of engineers in Bedfordshire working to restore an historic Spitfire.