Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

This Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc was one of many Spitfires modified to fighter reconnaissance role and it served in No.16 Sq RAF. Its serial was MK915 and it served at Bayeux airfield in Belgium, September 1944. After the war, this machine was sold out to Turkey. Its featured standard PRU Pink scheme with invasions stripes adopted after D Day, while those at wing bottom was less visible.

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Kit is made from basic Eduard Overstress kit, code 70121X, which include parts for one Mk.IXc kit. Kit served as base for great upgrade, it have Brassin Spitfire cockpit, Brassin exhaust, Brassin engine cowling, Brassin Bronze legs and Brassin drop tank. Decals is designed by my self and printed by my friend. Personally I am so pleasured with result and look.

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

As well basic kit have no any reconnaissance feature, I have drill camera hole on the port side of fuselage, behind the cockpit. Hole is filled with Cristal Clear and this create transparent cover. From available photo I have noted worn out look of the airplane so I give attention to this. Propeller have a little scratched paint on leading edge.

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Element what possibly differ from entire airplane is drop tank, my guess, from available photo, is that it is painted in Medium Sea Grey.

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Supermarine Spitfire FR MK.IXc

Srecko Bradic