Brad Pitt buys £2m WWII Spitfire plane

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Brad Pitt has reportedly treated himself to a £2m World War II Spitfire plane.

The actor is said to have developed an interest in WWII since working on his latest film, Fury, and has snapped up the fighter aircraft that was once used by the Royal Air Force in battle.

A source told The Sun: "Brad, who has done everything from sleep in the trenches to learn to drive a tank for the film, has now invested in one of the iconic machines."

Already a pilot, the paper adds the actor will get lessons on how to handle the vintage plane at Boultbee Flying Academy in Oxford.

A Boultbee spokesman said they don't comment on who they teach, but added: "Buying Spitfires is very popular with wealthy individuals."

Perhaps he'll use it to fly around the £12m island off New York his partner Angelina Jolie just snapped up for his 50th birthday.

Brad is currently shooting his war film Fury near high security men's prison The Mount, on the outskirts of Bovingdon village in Hertfordshire.

According to the Irish Examiner, he's keen to meet some of the inmates, and get them working as extras on the film to help with their rehabilitation.

A source told the Daily Star: "Brad is fascinated that the prison and 800 caged men are so close to where he's working.

"He's requested a visit to The Mount and has asked director David Ayers whether any of the prisoners could be used as extras as part of their rehabilitation and educational programme.

"Brad is always trying to imp­rove and help wherever he sees possibilities, something he's learnt from his years with Ange."

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