Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login Well, here's something to frustrate you, anger you, and just tear the crutch out your nightie. After the war had ended, there were hundreds of Spitfires, P40's, mustangs here in Australia, they were "Surplus to Requirement" and had to be SOC. "Struck Off Charge" This meant destroyed. Perfectly airworthy aeroplanes and Zero hour engines still in their crates, both Merlins and Allison's. SO... this horrible sight is how these beautiful things were treated. Crews with sledge hammers smashed brand new engines, aircraft burnt and broken in half.