Supermarine Spitfire MkIXC, 601 Sqn (Tamiya 1:32)
This was a commission build for a friend. The markings are 601 Sqn but are fictitious as per the aircraft he flies online. The Tamiya kit is an absolute pleasure to build and features a beautifully detailed Merlin 60 engine set to which I added extra plumbing and wiring.
The majority of Mk IXs of all types used the standard “C” wing, which could carry four 20mm cannon or two 20mm cannon and four .303in machine guns. From1944 some were built with the “E” wing, which replaced the four .303in machine guns with two .50in heavy machine guns. The Mk IX was produced in greater numbers than any other type of Spitfire.284 were converted from older versions, 557 built by Supermarine around Southampton, and another 5117 at Castle Bromwich. With the 1053 Mk XVIs (the same aircraft with a Packard Merlin engine) that amounts to a total of 7,011aircraft.
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