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Trumpeter 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb/Trop

Trumpeter 1/24 Supermarine Spitfire MK.Vb/Trop

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The Supermarine Spitfire is regarded by many as the most beautifully designed single seat fighter to appear during WWII. The Spitfire went through numerous major and minor changes throughout its long production life. Early improvements resulted in the Mk.V series of Spitfires which became the most widely produced versions of all Mk's. The main improvements was the furnishing of three wing armament configurations, and the use of the more powerful Merlin type 45 engine. The most numerous Mk.V was the b" winged version which had a mixed armament of two 7.7mm machine guns and on 20mm cannon in each wing. The Spitfire that demonstrated such superb performance over its homeland, was also urgently required for operations overseas. One of the better known versions was the North African prepared Spitfire designated "TROP", for Tropical. The biggest problem in desert operations was the intake of abrasive sands into the engine, which quickly wore out moving parts. To overcome this difficulty a Vokes air filter was affixed over the carburetor intake. Although the filter was successful, its large mass reduced the aircraft's speed. The problem was solved by the local maintenance unit stationed at Aboukir, who designated a smaller more streamlined unit that was equally effective. The clipped wing versions, which had better low altitude maneuverability, were commonly seen in North Africa. Length: 9.116m; Wingspan: 11.323m(C wing 9.928m); Height: 3.491m; Weight: 3,078kg(C wing 3,016kg); Engine: R&R Merlin 45/55; Power: 1,585 hp; Speed: 594 km/h; Ceiling: 11,300m(C wing 11,100m); Weapons: 20mm canon×2; 7.7mm machine gun×4:
Item No : 02412
Item Name : SPITFIRE Mk.VB/TROP:
Bar Code 6.9228E+12
Scale : 1:24
Item Type : Static Aircraft
Model Brief : Length: 384.8mm Wingspan: 415mm
Total Parts : 231pcs
Photo Etched Parts : 1pcs
Film Parts : Instrument part
Total Sprues : 10pcs
Paint Schemes : Spitfire MkV/TROP, BR195/AN-T,NO.417Sqdn,1942Spitfire MkV/TROP,s/n AB502 244th wing Commander 1943
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More Features : Full detail Engine, Workable flaps


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