Spitfire Mk.VIII

WWII USAAF Fighter

Item number
48065
Scale
1:48
Date
15.01.2017
Time period
WW2
Markings
Spitfire Mk.VIII, Lt.-Col. Ch.McCorcle, OC 31stFG, Castel Volturno, Italy, January 1944.
Markings
Spitfire Mk.VIII, Capt. L.Molland, 308th FS, 31st FG, Castel Volturno, Italy, February 1944.
Model size (length x width)
202 x 235 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
141

In 1943 began production of the Spitfire Mk.VIII modification with retractable tailwheel and increased range. These fighters served in the Mediterranean and Far East in USAAF and RAAF units.

Some Spitfire airplanes received American-built Packard Merline engines and designated as Spitfire Mk.XVI. Late-production aircraft had bubble-top canopies. Spitfires Mk.XVI were suited to low altitudes as fighters and fighter-bombers and were used in the end of war in Europe.

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Item number
48065
Scale
1:48
Date
15.01.2017
Time period
WW2
Markings
Spitfire Mk.VIII, Lt.-Col. Ch.McCorcle, OC 31stFG, Castel Volturno, Italy, January 1944.
Markings
Spitfire Mk.VIII, Capt. L.Molland, 308th FS, 31st FG, Castel Volturno, Italy, February 1944.
Model size (length x width)
202 x 235 mm
Box size
247 x 183 x 33 mm
Number of details
141
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