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ROYAL AIR FORCE Spitfire Mk.V 130 Squadron

March 29, 2013 in Aviation

A wine observation our son Jonathan of my wife gave a jigsaw puzzle with a Spitfire pictured, my wife put together the puzzle and it was a nice picturewith a Spitfire Mk.V and two Hawker Typhoon over the beach of France on D-day, June 6 1944.The picture is from Bill Perring an aviation – painter from England, in the closer look at the picture this Spitfire with invasion stripes fascinated me so much that I decided me to build this machine. All lines and roundels on the wings are sprayed.

This was a contract of painter Bill Perring for a puzzle – manufacturerUnfortunately, there no longer is the image, as well as the puzzles.


The kit is a Spitfire MK v 1:32 Hasegawa

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8 responses to ROYAL AIR FORCE Spitfire Mk.V 130 Squadron

  1. Spitfire is great! It is perfectly looked!

  2. Danke für das Kompliment Hanspeter

  3. Excellent build…good photography..nice base…but a real ‘bear’ of a puzzle to work – I’d go blind.

  4. Very nice work on the model, but I think the painter failed on his research, since the only Mk. Vs flown over the beaches on D-Day were from the US Navy squadron that was doing gunfire spotting for the fleet. It shouldn’t have been hard for the artist to do the research, since Chris Shores’ book Second Tactical Air Force has only been around for 40 years; according to the section in there in Spitfire squadrons, 130 Squadron (the one in this painting) was in process of transferring from Spitfire IXs to Spitfire XIVs in June 1944.

    Not your fault the painter blooped it.

    • For the record, I don’t think that that painting is necessarily wrong in this respect. IIRC, RAF did fly some of their “last” Mk. Vs over the landing zone, albeit in secondary areas. No. 130 was destined to join 2TAF and operate in ground support role over the Cherbourg penninsula. They had a brief operational spell on Mk. Vs in this role, but did not manage to move with the 2TAF to the continent because they were withdrawn to convert to Mk. XIV and combat the V1 threat.

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