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.

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Spitfire restoration project nears completion

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