Spitfire MK XVI ‘SL 549’ 17th RAF Squadron
I would like to present you the Spitfire MK XVI.
Built 2-3 years ago, here is the model. As usual every parts are coming from the box and no extra added, the build is the 1/48 Eduard Profipack.
The kit was, as usual, not a surprise, well-detailed and well-fitting kit. The major problem I could find were on the upper and lower engine cowl. Those needs to be glued together and to avoid that any seem could be seen. For the rest not much difficulty encountered. I just lost the seat belts while handling the model, which have been replaced by P-51 seat belts. I hope this is not too obvious.
Unfortunately I could not find a lot of information about the SL 549. I just know that she was commissioned in Oct 1947 and operating with the 12th communication group and finished her operating life in Farnborough from ‘49 to ’51.
Hope you enjoy and don’t hesitate to leave comment and recommendation.
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