Specialist Spitfires 1:48 - Airfix Club

Specialist Spitfires 1:48 - Airfix Club

£16.99

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Specialist Spitfires 1:48 - Airfix Club

Limited Edition

£16.99

Item Code: A82015

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4.5 6

| Description

Although best known for its use as a daylight interceptor fighter, and in later days as a fighter bomber, the Spitfire also undertook a number of specialist roles for the RAF. During the winter of 1941/42 it was feared that the Luftwaffe would once again strike at the heart of Britain by bombing its major cities as it has the winter before.

While single engine fighters, like the Hurricane, had been used in the past to intercept these bombers it was decided that a more potent fighter was needed and a number of Spitfire VBs were converted to night fighters by painting them black. The idea was to direct them to the bombers using searchlights. However the operations were not a success.

The Spitfire could be tricky to fly at night, with its narrow track undercarriage and immense engine torque making even taking off difficult. Many were lost in accidents and the idea was quietly dropped. Another use for the Vb towards the end of the war was a high speed air sea rescue machine. operating over the sea off the Suffolk coast, these Spitfires were able to spot downed aircrew and radio their position to enable Coastal Command or the Royal Bay to rescue them.

Contains one model with two decal options:

Supermarine Spitfire LF.Mk.Vb

  • Air Sea Rescue, No. 278 Squadron, RAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England, 1944 (L195 x W208)

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb

  • Night Fighter, No. 111 Squadron, RAF Debden, Essex, England, December 1941 (L195 x W232)

Please Note: Paints for the Pilot are 26, 61 & 96 - these are shown in the paint lists for both decal schemes.

% Safety Notice

Colour and contents of products may vary from those illustrated

y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:48
Skill 2
Number of Parts 151
Limited Edition Yes
Age Suitability 8+

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Amazing

This spitfire is amazing it fits together very well. Only warning is some parts are mm in size. I definitely recommend to get this spitfire.

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Option packed Spitfire

This is a great model, packed with detail and options, many of which are not even needed for this boxing. Fit of parts is mostly spot on, the only reason it didn't get a 5 star review was the weak undercarriage and the fuel tank cover not fitting properly over the instrument panel.

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Great subject

Bought two of these, and i must say that it is a delightfull little kit . I bought two to build both versions suplied on the decalsheet. There are a lot of other options possible as there are so many extra parts in it. Like three different canopy's and also an open or closed version. Two different kind of propellors. A slipper tank and tropical filter. And three differet styles of exhausts. Two different styles of wheelhubs like the closed ones or the five spoke ones. And everthing is well detailed. I was impressed when i first opened it.. The quality of the decalsheet is very high..

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Humbrol Enamel paints for the kit's primary decal scheme. Please note - Humbrol products can only be shipped to UK

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