Wouldn't it be great to find those crates and get the Spitfires in the air!
Old aircraft are fascinating.
During my stint at the Institute for Automotive Engineering in Holland, we got an engine from a plane that was shot down over Denmark during WWII.
Turned out to be a 9-cylinder BMW 132 Radial Engine from a German Junkers Ju 52.
That engine had been buried in the mud for 30-40 years.
We worked on it for over a year, but in the end, after a lot of blood, sweat and tears, we got it up and running again, with an enormous racket!
Imagine the fun of synchronizing 9 carburetors...
See here for details of that engine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_132