Victor Kislyi and his company Wargaming.net have offered to pay up to $1 million (£621,400) to help British man David Cundall search for dozens of Mark XIV Spitfires buried in Burma at the end of the Second World War, the Sunday Telegraph reports.
It is believed the Spitfires were buried in their tarred transport crates after being waxed with an oily grease to protect them from decay. It has raised the possibility that if the Spitfires could be found, they could perhaps be flown.
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