1/32 Hobby Boss Spitfire MK.Vb/ Trop 83206

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The Spitfire Mk VB/trop could be identified by the large Vokes air filter fitted under the nose; the reduced speed of the air to the supercharger had a detrimental effect on the performance of the aircraft, but the decreased performance was considered acceptable. This variant was also fitted with a larger oil tank and desert survival gear behind the pilot's seat. A new "desert" camouflage scheme was applied. Many VB(trop)s were modified by 103 MU (Maintenance Unit-RAF depots in which factory fresh aircraft were brought up to service standards before being delivered to squadrons) at Aboukir, Egypt by replacing the Vokes filter with locally manufactured "Aboukir" filters, which were lighter and more streamlined. Two designs of these filters can be identified in photos: one had a bulky, squared off filter housing while the other was more streamlined. These aircraft were usually fitted with the wide blade Rotol propeller and clipped wings Item No 83206 Item Name Spitfire MK.Vb/ Trop Bar Code 6939319232069 Scale 1:32 Item Type Static kit Model Dimension Length: 284mm Wingspan: 350.3mm Total Plastic Parts 250+pcs Total Sprues 9 sprues and tyres Camouflage Scheme 1. Spritfire MK Vb/Trop AB502 IR·G 244th Wing Commander Early1943 Ian R Greed 2. Spritfire MK Vb/Trop BR195 AN·T NO.247 Sqn Early1943 Sicily Photo Etched Parts 1 piece Released Date 2011-06 More Features Fuselage -Left and right fuselage moulded w/ authentic details Engine -Finely detailed engine. Interior -Finely detailed engine accessory compartment, -Finely detailed cockpit Wings - Newly tooled wings accurately represent real ones - Optional position flaps PE -Photo-etched parts for safety belt,interior details

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