Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb Model kit
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Data sheet Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb
|Type of product||Airplane model kit|
|Assembly||to be assembled and painted|
|Paint and glue||To be bought separately|
|Era||World War II - 1939-1945|
|Box size (cm)||60 x 32 x 10|
|In our catalogue since||2010|
Aircraft model Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb
The mass production of the Spitfire started in 1936 and more than 20000 planes were produced until 1948.
Among several variations of this main fighter of Royal Air Force, the Mk.V series was the most widely produced and more than 6500 planes were deployed.
By early 1941, the majority of fighter squadrons were furnished with Spitfire Mk.I.
Improvements were suggested by the pilots and every effort was made to maintain its performance advantages over its opponents.
The main improvement was the use of the more powerful Merlin type 45 engine and a version with a mixed armament of four 7.7mm machine guns and two 20mm cannon was named "Mk.Vb".
Some Mk.Vb's has slipped wing tips for better low altitude maneuverability. In 1942, the Spitfire was also urgently required for operations overseas.
One of the better known versions was the North African prepared Spitfire designated "TROP.", for Tropical.
To protect engine from sand, a Vokes air filter was affixed over the carburetor intake.
Although the filter was successful, its large mass reduced the aircraft's speed.
The problem was solved by 103rd maintenance unit stationed at Aboukir, who designed a smaller more streamlined unit that was equally effective.
The spitfire went through numerous minor and major changes throughout its production life, and served with distinction on every battle front of the war.
Scale : 1:24
The 1:24 scale is mainly used for models of cars, motorcycles and aircraft.
It allows a high level of detail.
For example, a motorcycle model in the 1:24 scale will measure 4 inches / 10.4 cm if the original motorcycle measures 2.5m in length (250/24 = 10.41).
A plane in the 1:24 scale will measure 1 foot 6 inches / 45cm in length if the aircraft model is 11m long (1100-1124 = 45.8).
Type of product : Airplane model kit
To build a plastic model airplane, you'll need a few things :
- a cutter or cutting pliers
- and model glue.
You can also paint the model with brushes(acrylic or enamel).
The model consists of different parts to cut and assemble.
Construction time will vary depending on the number of parts.
An instruction manual is provided for you inside the box.
Paint and glue : To be bought separately
The tools, paints and glue are not provided.
You can see our selection with the essential glues and paints or the full range..
Size of the model (inches) : 15.5 x 18.4
To learn more about size and scale, click here.
Reference : 02403
Other tags : TR02403 - TR243 - TU02403 - TU243 - 9362403 - 936243 - 95T02403 - 95T243 - 243
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