S u m m a r y
Number and Description:
||48-680 Battle of Britain Mk.I &
II Spitfires 1940 Part 2
|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 Part 2 Decals
are available online from
Aeromaster’s new release of Battle of Britain Spitfires Mk I and II part
2 48-680 is follows in the same vane as the earlier Pt 1 48-679 and is
also 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 serial no P9495,
code DW-K of No 610 (County Of Chester) Squadron based at Biggin
Hill in July 1940. The aircraft is finished in the B pattern of
Dark Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Duck Egg Blue
Spitfire Mk I serial no N3093
code QJ-W “The Virgin” flown by Flight Lieutenant Denys Gillan
of No 616 (South Yorkshire) Squadron based at Leconfield in
August 1940. The aircraft is finished in the Dark Earth and Dark
Green upper surfaces and Light Blue underside.
Spitfire Mk IIa is a presentation
aircraft Serial no P8194 code DL-M Gold Coast I flown by Flight
Lieutenant Don McKay of No 91 (Nigeria) Squadron based at
Hawkinge in April/May 1940. The aircraft is finished in the Dark
Earth and Dark Green upper surfaces and Sky underside. The
spinner is painted Sky Blue and depicts the aircraft at the time
of the introduction of the Sky Blue fuselage band. Presentation
aircraft were used as a way to raise money for the war effort.
Towns, cities and colonies of the British Empire would raise
money to sponsor an aircraft.
Spitfire Mk II serial no P7531
code LZ-I flown by Squadron Leader C Green of No 421 Flight
based at RAF Hawkinge in November 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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