SW72045 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vc RAAF with PE parts
The Mk V Spitfire was introduced early in 1941 to counter the German Bf109F and went onto to be the most numerous mark of Spitfire.
The first batch was Mk Va’s with the same 8 machine guns carried by most of the Mk I’s and II’s. RAF pilots had been demanding that fighters should have 20mm cannons to match German fighters, so the Mk Vb was introduced, with two 20mm cannons and 4 machine guns. The Mk Vb could only carry 60 rounds for each cannon, meaning the ammunition didn’t last long.
The Mk Vc was introduced later in 1941 which rectified this problem and also gave the Spitfire more flexibility. The Mk Vc could carry either 2 cannons and 4 machine guns or 4 cannons, and for the first time the Spitfire could be equipped with bombs. The most common choice was 2 cannons and 4 machine guns. The new wing also had the benefit of doubling the ammunition capacity for the cannons.
The Mk V could also be fitted with a tropical filter, enabling its use in the North African deserts and the Far East
This is Sword’s model of the Spitfire Vc. Sword is a new manufacturer based in the Czech Republic.
The kit is injection moulded in plastic with a resin cannons. In this new boxing Colour Etch parts are provided for the Seatbelts, instrument panel, radiator grills and landing gear covers. The level of detail is excellent with engraved panel lines and a detailed interior. I would rate this kit as probably the best Spitfire Vc kit in this scale.
There are 4 different options for markings:
No 452 Sqd, RAAF, 1943;
No 79 Sqd RAAF, Los Negros, Admiralty Island, New Guinea, 1944;
No 57 Sqd RAAF, Darwin, 1943 and
No 81 Sqd RAF, Malson Blanche, North Africa, 1942/43
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