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Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB

Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

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Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48
Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB KITS AIR MILITARY WWII 48

Price:
$31.99

Status:
Temporarily Out of Stock

Product Code:
T61033

Brand:
TAMIYA

Description

The Supermarine Spitfire is regarded by many as the most beautifully designed single seat fighter to appear during the Second World War. Conceived by the renowned British designer Reginald J. Mitchell, the protoype first flew on 5 March 1936. It was an advanced, low wing monoplane with a very slim fuselage and smooth flush riveted metal skin.

The Mk I and II versions demonstrated their formidable performance during the "Battle of Britain", and by early 1941, the majority of fighter squadrons were furnished with this fighter. Improvements were suggested by the pilots and every effort was made to maintain its performance advantages over its opponents. Early improvements resulted in the Mk. V series of Spitfires which became the most widely produced version of all Mk's. The main improvement was the furnishing of three wing armament versions, and the use of the more powerful Merlin type 45 engine, and the "fishtail" flame damping exhaust stubs. The most numerous Mk.V was the "b" winged version with a mixed armament of two 7.7mm machine guns and one 20mm cannon in each wing.

Although the famous elliptical shaped wing was retained on most Spitfires, some Mk. Vb's had clipped wing tips for better low altitude manerverability. The Spitfire went through numerous minor and major changes throughout its production life, and served with distinction on every battle front of the war.

 

Recommended paints for this kit:

  • X-11 - 10ml Chrome Silver
  • X-12 - 10ml Gold Leaf
  • X-13 - 10ml Metallic Blue
  • X-18 - 10ml Semi Gloss Black
  • X-6 - 10ml Orange
  • X-7 - 10ml Red
  • XF-1 - 10ml Flat Black
  • XF-10 - 10ml Flat Brown
  • XF-15 - 10ml Flat Flesh
  • XF-19 - 10ml Sky Grey
  • XF-21 - 10ml Sky
  • XF-24 - 10ml Dark Grey
  • XF-49 - 10ml Khaki
  • XF-50 - 10ml Field Blue
  • XF-52 - 10ml Flat Earth
  • XF-54 - 10ml Dark Sea Grey
  • XF-56 - 10ml Metallic Grey
  • XF-58 - 10ml Olive Green
  • XF-62 - 10ml Olive Drab
  • XF-64 - 10ml Red Brown
  • XF-65 - 10ml Field Grey
 

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