Spitfire Ib lowback

Started by andrewj, December 28, 2019, 10:32:31 AM

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Towards the end of 1940 , Supermarine introduced a new version of the Spitfire, the MkIb . It offered many of the improvements requested by pilots , a heavier armament, improved vision for the pilot and more power .
     The Ib had an uprated Merlin engine , Two 20mm hispano cannon and a cut down rear fuselage with a bubble hood , these upgrades arrived just in time for the closing stages of the Battle of Britain and also found their way to later versions of the Spitfire.

Model is a 1/48 scale mishmash of parts from my spares box


That's a neat idea, and I've never seen anything like that before.

Nice one!  :thumbsup:
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Very good Andrew   :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

You're not far off with that either, in the Morgan/Shacklady book it describes a Mk.VIII was used as the first low-back experiment.
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woow, that's a suitable adjustment. Very subtile... and i like that!

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Quote from: PR19_Kit on December 28, 2019, 10:48:55 AM
That's a neat idea, and I've never seen anything like that before.

Nice one!  :thumbsup:

I did a Vb low back some years ago...

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What a smart-looking machine, bravo!
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I like it ! Defo a great idea, very subtle whid and it sure looks right !
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Looks very good, always loved the Low back Spitfires. :thumbsup:
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