I get pelted with rotten froots and vegetables whe I say it, but I am correct: these glorious old warbirds should be retired and hung up in a museum. Their day is over. They’ve done their duty, they’ve earned their retirement. Just to restore this bird for a half decent static display will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. It will almost certainly never fly again.
I love them as much as the next guy, but when these things are lost, a little piece of us goes with them.