Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb Scales 1:72

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb 1:72

This model will now be released in 2011. The Spitfire MkV was one of the most successful "temporary" fighters ever introduced into Royal Air Force, having been rushed into service following experiences up against the BF109's of the Luftwaffe. Over one hundred and forty RAF squadrons operated the type. It served on all battlefronts and was supplied to nine other countries including the Soviet Union and the United States.

Model Scale: 1:72
Number of Parts: 35
Dimensions (mm): L118 x W155
Requires Painting: Yes

Supermarine Spitfire MkVB: The VB became the main production version of the Mark Vs. Along with the new Merlin 45 series the B wing was fitted as standard. Production started with several Mk IBs which were converted to Mk VBs by Supermarine. Some late production VBs and VCs were fitted with six shorter exhaust stacks per side, similar to those of Spitfire IXs and Seafire IIIs; this was originally stipulated as applying specifically to VBs.

2 Finish Options:
- Aircraft flown by pilot officer eo Nomis, No.71 Eagle Squadron, RAF Martlesham Heath, UK, April 1942.
- "Buckeye Don" flown by 2nd Lieutenant Don Gentile, 336th Fighter Squadron, USAAF, RAF Debden, UK, 1942.

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