Eduard 1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII
The Mk VIII was an adaptation of the Mk VII without the pressurised cabin, and was intended to become the main production model of the Spitfire. Kit features extremely refined engraving on the surface detail. Detailed cockpit, separate control surfaces, option to open or close cowling, choice of 2 different rudders, choice of 2 different tail planes, choice of landing gear, variety of wing armament, choice of open or closed canopy, 2 exhaust stack versions, four bladed detailed propeller and lots of intricate detail. Kit also comes with masking for canopy and a color ZOOM PE sheet, representing bulk head and armor plate, harness, colored instrument panel and console. Two sheets are included with stenciling and the option to build one of the following versions: Spitfire Mk. VIII - LF Mk.VIII, MD280, Flown by F/Lt. Paul Ostrander, No. 155 Squadron RAF, Burma, 1945, Spitfire Mk. VIII - F Mk.VIII, JF470, 31st Fighter Group, 308th Fighter Squadron, Fano Air Base, Italy, 1944 – 1945, Spitfire Mk. VIII - F Mk.VIII, JF330, Flown by AVM Harry Broadhurst, 1943, Spitfire Mk. VIII - F Mk.VIII, JF404, No. 32 Squadron RAF, Foggia Air Base, Italy, Early 1944, Spitfire Mk. VIII 1/48 - LF Mk.VIII, MT714, Flown by F/Lt A. W. Guest, No. 43 Squadron RAF, Ramatuelle Air Field, France, August, 1944,and Spitfire Mk. VIII 1/48 - HF Mk.VIII, Flown by W/C Robert Gibbes, CO of No. 80 Fighter Wing, Dutch East Indies, 1945.