Saw that a couple of days ago in one of the aviation forums. It'll be interesting to see what they look like after being underground for nearly 70 years. Very cool. They guy went all Indiana Jones and spent a bunch of time and a bunch of money finding the damned things.
If it's not foggy
and you have your fog lights on
you are a doofus.
"Pro Tip: Don't **** with people who've been trollin' longer than you've been alive." - OOOO-A3
It would be amazing to get all 20 back in the air. It never ceases to amaze me that while they built tens of thousands of them, so few remain. While subsequent generations look back in awe at that time frame, at the feats mankind did, and the technological marvels that were bred by necessity, it's easy to forget that most who lived through wanted that chapter closed, and to move on to the brighter future.
At least I've seen an airworthy Zero in person.
I'd say they would have had a fighting chance if they were upcountry in the mountains, but if they're down by the Bay of Bengal or the Andaman Sea, they're going to need a LOT of work to get airworthy.
I imagine that they'll be in better shape than most would assume, but I certainly don't think they'll be "put it together and fly" condition.