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Spitfire Curved Fairing Cannons
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 07:32 PM UTC
As well as being shaped differently, the fairing was strengthened, because of this problem:-

Initially, as modification 1546, it was designed for the XVIe, and 2nd. TAF airframes, with .5" Brownings, were given priority; eventually its application was widened to include the XIV, XVIII, 21 & 22. Leaflets were issued, so Squadrons were deemed perfectly capable of doing the work; note that it wasn't ratified until December 1944, so aircraft, before that date, would not carry it.
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Posted: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:14 AM UTC
Modellers of the legendary Spitfire have plenty of options in 1/32 from Tamiya, Hobby Boss and Revell. But there is always room for improvement for kits of this size. Enter Eclipse Model Design, who produce resin upgrades for large scale (1/32nd and bigger) aircraft with their Curved Fairing 20mm Cannons

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