i'll have to agree with u on that. given that it has been underwater for 60 odd years, its in purdy gosh darn golly good condition. A bit of tweaking here and there, and a lick of paint...good as new (or as close as dammit)
It's the fate of the last existing Re-2001 (a shame, since a few exemplaries of Re-2001 survived the war, and were used by the metereological service of the AMI for several years) the MM8287, that crash landed near the coast of Sardinia on 11/04/1943 for an engine failure (the pilot survived).
It is currently under restoration.
restoration of the propeller
restoration of the fuselage
The same for the P-40L n. 42-10857, that crash landed in the sea near Anzio on 31/01/1944 for an engine failure. The pilot, Lt. Michael Mauritz, survived, was taken prisoner, escaped 9 days later and rejoined the allied forces on 25/06/1944.