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SAAF Spitfire Mk VIII – Academy 1/48

May 23, 2015 in Aviation

This kit depicts a Spitfire Mk VIII of 2 Sqd Desert Airforce. Deployed as fighter/ground attack during the Battle of El Alamein.

Kit was a MkIX and was converted into a Mk VIII by modifying the rudder and changing the Vokes filter.

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13 responses to SAAF Spitfire Mk VIII – Academy 1/48

  1. The clipped wing Spits that the SAAF operated in North Africa were by far the nicest looking of all the Marks that the SAAF operated! You did a nice job on this one!!!

  2. Hey there Bud, nice build again, well done.

  3. I will swap you the Centurion for this……………Deal?

  4. Tappie,
    Looks great I really like this version of the Spit and you have done it justice.

  5. Looking good, Tappie. Thats a good place here for posting Spitfires

  6. Danke schön, Herr Muller.

  7. Like @Bernd said, can’t have too many Spits.

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