Length: 302mm. Image shows assembled and painted kit.
|The True Successor to the Mk.V
The legendary Spitfire was the representative British fighter of WWII. Many variants were built and among these was the Mk.VIII, a variant developed to be the replacement for the RAF’s previous mainstay Spitfire, the Mk.V. The Mk.VIII was fitted with a Rolls-Royce Merlin 60-series engine, larger radiators, and an air filter as standard. Other improvements included fuel tanks added in the wings, retractable tail wheel, shortened ailerons, and enlarged rudder and elevators. From the latter half of 1943, the Mk.VIII were deployed to the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters and saw service with RAF, USAAF, RCAF, and RAAF units.
|Special Photographic Reference Manual Included
In addition to the historical background of the Spitfire, this booklet includes photographs taken at museums where research on actual Spitfire aircraft was conducted.
A5 size, 16 pages.
|Lt. Bill Skinner, 308th Fighter Squadron, 31st Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, USAAF, Castel Volturno, Italy, February 1944||Wing Commander “Bobby” Gibbes, No.80 Wing, RAAF, Morotai Island, Dutch East Indies, 1945||No.417 Squadron, RCAF, Marcianise, Italy, January 1944|
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