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1:32 Spitfire - Aces of the Empire
TedMamere
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 09:39 PM UTC


Specialized in superlative decal sheets, Victory Productions have just released a fantastic new reference for 1:32 scale Mk.VII, Mk.VIII and Mk.IX Spitfires. Perfect timing if you are searching for alternative markings for the Tamiya Spitfire you have just purchased.

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ludwig113
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Posted: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 03:16 AM UTC
hmmm.....the first 2 spits have my initials (PB),now if there was ever an excuse to buy another model and decals thats it! could also be a good group build,you can only build a genuine aircraft that has your initials...
Antoni
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 04:48 AM UTC
Good to see that they have produced a set of decals for MK392 that actually match what it looked like instead of the usual fraud of changing the serial number of EN398 and adding black and white stripes.

Two sets of maple leaf badges to satisfy both the red and green camps but according to Johnson he also had a Wing Commander’s pennant painted on the aircraft.

The inclusion of a Spitfire, BS410, that belonged to the PAF (Polish Air Force) not the RAF, whose personnel swore allegiance only to the Polish Republic and not King George VI, and which was flown only twice by an American pilot who had not yet shot anything down rather stretches both ‘empire’ and ‘aces’ don’t you think?
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 08:50 PM UTC
Hi Antoni,


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The inclusion of a Spitfire, BS410, that belonged to the PAF (Polish Air Force) not the RAF, whose personnel swore allegiance only to the Polish Republic and not King George VI, and which was flown only twice by an American pilot who had not yet shot anything down rather stretches both ‘empire’ and ‘aces’ don’t you think?



You are right. But I think one out of 14 is acceptable...

I wonder why they did include it. Maybe to please the Gabreski fans. Who knows.

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Wednesday, December 30, 2009 - 10:13 PM UTC
BS410 featured in the news recently opening up again the controversy about what is a restoration and what is a recreation. Some extra publicity was then squeezed out when it was realised that BS410 was the Spitfire in which Francis Gabreski made his first operational sortie with 315 Squadron, Circus 252 on 21st January 1943. The bit that everyone got wrong, including Flypast and The Aeroplane is that it was coded PK*E. That was true when Gabreski flew it but when Kuryłłowicz was shot down 13th May 1943 on Ramrod 71 it was coded PK*A.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1189481/World-War-II-fighter-pilot-reunited-Spitfire-shot-65-years-ago.html