S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
||48-679 Battle of Britain Mk.I &
II Spitfires 1940
|Contents and Media:
||May vary according to place of
purchase (USD$10 if purchased
directly from AeroMaster)
||Good colour reference sheet;
perfect register, thin carrier film, interesting subjects.
by Mick Evans
Aeromaster's Battle of Britain Mk.I & II Spitfires 1940 Decals
are available online from
Aeromaster’s new release of Battle of Britain Spitfires Mk I and II part
1 48-679 is printed to the usual high standard that we come to expect
from Aeromaster. Thee decals are in perfect register and sharply
printed. All the data text is readable even down to the smallest text.
The carrier film is very thin and should disappear under a coating of
clear finish. The colour schemes have been put together with Jon Freeman
of the Aviation Workshop, and by reading the credits I expect that the
Aviation Workshop Publication “On Target Profile No 4 Spitfire Mk I to
VI in the European Theatre of Operations” would be the prime reference
for the decals. The colour reference sheet provided is excellent giving
good colour reference and decal placement.
Markings are provided for five aircraft listed below:
Spitfire Mk I with no serial no,
code RN-N flown by Flight Officer Desmond Sheen of No 72
Squadron based at Acklington in June 1940. The aircraft is
finished in the B pattern of Dark Earth and Dark Green upper
surfaces and half night/white underside.
Spitfire Mk I serial no P9386
code QV-K flown by Squadron Leader Brian Lane of No 19 Squadron
based at Fowlmere in September 1940. The aircraft is finished in
the Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Sky underside.
This aircraft had a yellow spinner and white individual aircraft
code letter. Both of these distinguishing colours were to
identify the Squadron Leader to his fellow pilots during combat.
Spitfire Mk Ib Serial no X4272
code QJ-D of No 92 Squadron based at Biggin Hill in December
1940. The aircraft is finished in the Dark Earth and Dark Green
upper surfaces and half night/Sky underside. The spinner is
painted Sky Blue and depicts the aircraft at the time of the
introduction of the Sky Blue fuselage band.
Spitfire Mk I serial no R6690
code PR-Q flown by Pilot Officer M Appleby of No 609 Squadron
based at RAF Middle Wallop in September 1940. The aircraft is
finished in the Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Sky
underside. The Spinner is finished in Black.
Thanks to Eagle
Strike / Aeromaster for the review samples
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