**** DONE: 1/72 Spitfire MK.IA - Defense of Britain/Atlantic.

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  1. destrozas

    destrozas Well-Known Member

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    #1 destrozas, Sep 15, 2015
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    Username: destrozas
    First name: Sergio
    Category: intermeadilly
    Scale: 1/72
    Manufacturer: Airfix #A1071A
    Model Type: supermarine spitfire MK IA
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    profile

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    The plane Spitfire MK IA the NÂș92 sqn X4561 based on Pembrey, Wales during August 1940 and Manson, kent during December 1940.
     
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    Nice one. You have a lot on the go Sergio.
     
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    Nice one Sergio, a foot in both camps, I like that.
     
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    a man after my own heart.....1/72....always challenging
     
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    Good one Sergio.
    Is it a Mk1b or Mk1a ? The box art and profile show a Mk1a, as suggested also by the serial number. The Mk1b, of which there were relatively few, was armed with cannons.
     
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    Just a typo methinks.
     
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    nice choice Sergio
     
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    Be a Mark 1, eh. Oh, never mind.....
     
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    Oh dear - your coat is waiting for you at Reception at Duxford - eh !
     
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    Nice choice Sergio. Your bird between two Mk.Ibs....

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    #13 destrozas, Sep 17, 2015
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    wojtek as you said, it is a mistake of mine transcription

    the kit

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    this plane has used the painting Hataka to check are as
     
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    Edited... :)
     
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    before I could not put it where it was a long and queno MK.IB remember where I read it but I've been looking for place is the book of SAM, Part 1 spitfire

    View attachment s5.bmp
     
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    That could be a typo error in the book, which I spotted in my copy, as the profile does not show the cannon. I'll see if I can check the type against the serial number before I go away, but I'm rather pushed for time, so if anyone else can help with this it would be useful.
     
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    #19 Wurger, Sep 17, 2015
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    Yep.. undoubtedly the kite wasn't armed with the 20mm cannons in the pic. The enlarged one shows it clearly.

    Spitfire 92 sqdn_2.jpg

    However the image presents a group of Spitfires of the 92nd squadron. The formation is said to be of Spitfire Mk.Vb taken in the first half of 1941. The aircraft nearest the camera, R6923, was built as a Mk.1 and converted to a Mk.V prior to delivery to 92 Squadron on 26th November 1940. There can be seen the QJ-B in the picture as well. But the enlarged part of the image reveals the Spitfire was armed with cannons. No wonder if it would be the Mk.Vb. And this may be the reason for the confusion.


    Spitfire 92 Sqdn RAF_1.jpg

    Spitfire 92 Sqdn RAF.jpg
     
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    Good stuff, and thanks for saving me the time to look.
    So definitely, as I thought, a Mk.1a.
     
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