Tamiya 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB

Tower Stock# TAMS3234  •  Manufacturer Stock# 61033
Notes from our tech department:
This is a Plastic 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB Airplane from Tamiya.

The Supermarine Spitfire Vb was introduced into service in 1941 and represented
the first of many major upgrades to maintain the fighter's ascendency over its
adversaries, which, in this time frame, was primarily the Messerschmitt Bf109.
Tamiya's rendition of the Spitfire Vb builds up into an impressive, highly
detailed 1/48th scale replica with lots of interior and exterior detail. High
quality water activated decals are included for three aircraft.

FEATURES

Highly detailed 1/48th scale plastic kit for static display.
Approx 50 parts in medium grey and clear with fine recessed panel
lines.
Accurately captures features of Mk Vb: spinner, armament, exhaust
stubs.
Multi-part canopy may be posed open or closed.
Wheels have separate hubs for easy painting.
Highly detailed cockpit with accurate instrument panel, seat, control
stick and rudder pedals, bulkheads, and sculpted pilot figure.
Separate, positionable cockpit door.
Detailed instructions with separate sheet for paint scheme.

MARKING
OPTIONS: Decals are printed on 2 sheets - one sheet contains national markings
and stencils, other sheet has code letters and white backgrounds for
national markings. 3 Aircraft:
1: Serial No. EN821, SN o M, No. 243 Squadron, RAF.
Top: Ocean Grey/Dk Green camo; Bottom: Medium Sea Grey; Spinner:
Sky.
2: Serial No. BL479, SZ o X, No. 316 Squadron, RAF.
Top: Ocean Grey/Dk Green camo; Bottom: Medium Sea Grey; Spinner:
Sky.
3: Serial No. ?, AGM o, Fighter Command Wing Cmdr A.G. Malan.
Top: Ocean Grey/Dk Green camo; Bottom: Medium Sea Grey; Spinner:
Sky.
Additional Paints Required: Colors are all flat except where
indicated:
Detail colors: British Interior Grey Green, Black, Silver, Yellow,
Field Blue, Gloss Red, Semi-gloss Black, Flesh, Green, Brown, and
Metallic Blue.

INCLUDES

One 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire VB Airplane

REQUIREMENTS

Assembly
Hobby Knife
Paint: (see MARKING OPTIONS)
Brushes
Sandpaper
Cement for plastics (TESR3512)
Nice-to-have tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter, Airbrush and
Accessories

SPECIFICATIONS

Scale: 1/48
Wingspan: 9-1/4" (23.4cm)
Fuselage Length: 7-1/2" (19.3cm)
san 10/6/00
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