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Served at RAF 92th Squadron in Egypt in 1942.
Building hours: 60
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Manuel Magrinho said on May 23, 2019
Congratulations on your Spit. I must say I love the MK.V trop! (the colors seem a litle light, but that may be from the photos)
Just a question: I understood that by the end of 1941 every Spit had the TR9 radio replaced by the VHF TR 1133, so there must be no wire between the ruder and the mast. Was this a single case?
The IFF antena (from fuselage to tail tips) are a rarely seen detail, congratulations!
Bhandez Models said on May 23, 2019
Hello Manuel, thank you for your detailed opinion! I mixed the colors myself so there can be some difference or maybe its the desert sun 😉. Actually you might be right about the radio, I have just checked the database and found some Turkish and Russian versions with the wire but not an Egypt one. Thank you for letting me know.
Nevertheless, it’s a beautiful build! And you must be right about the color tones after some time under the African sun 😉
Congratulations again on the build!
Bhandez Models said on May 24, 2019
Thanks very much Manuel! 🙂
Greg Kittinger said on May 23, 2019
Lovely Spit! You have to love desert camo schemes…
Thank you Greg, yes I defo love doing desert camo! 😎
Ramon R. Lomeli said on May 23, 2019
Gorgeous Spitfire. I especially love the dirty dusty tires!
Thank you Ramon! 🙂
George Henderson said on May 24, 2019
Thank you George! 🙂
Louis Gardner said on May 25, 2019
Excellent workmanship !!! This is a beautiful Spitfire. There’s just something special about a desert color scheme. Dark Earth, Middle Stone and Azure Blue………………..
Bhandez Models said on May 25, 2019
Thank you Louis! 😎
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