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Spitfire MKIXe in Turkish Service (Tigerhead Decals 72024)

Spitfire MKIXe in Turkish Service  72024
Spitfire MKIXe in Turkish Service (Tigerhead Decals 72024)
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Category:Aircraft Scale Modelling
Subcategory:Aircraft Scale Modelling Decals
Scale:1 : 72
Publisher/Brand:Tigerhead Decals
Availability:only 3 remaining

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Mind: this item is a decal sheet that serves to decorate a scalemodel. The scalemodel is not included and needs to be ordered separately.

Product description

Category Aircraft Scale Modelling, Subcategory Aircraft Scale Modelling Decals, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box 72024, Publisher/Brand Tigerhead Decals

It is possible to make 4 Versions

After the WWII, the TuAF was inclined to make the Spitfire her standard interceptor-fighter. An aggreement was signed with the British firm Vickers for the overhaul and maintenance of the Spitfire's. In between Jan.1947 and Feb.1948 170 Mk.IX were received. These planes were deployed at the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Co.s of the 4th Regiment, 3rd & 4th Co.s of the 5th Regiment 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Co.s of the 7th Regiment and 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Co.s of the 8th Regiment. Some of the planes were then transferred to the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Co.s of the 6th Regiment in 1949. After the reorganization of the TuAF they were deployed at the 4th & 6th Air Bases in 1951. They were written off in 1954. The Mk.IXs were equipped with a Rolls Royce Merlin 61 with an output of 1475HP. Their armament varied (some were equipped with 8 pcs 0.303 Caliber MGs whereas some were equipped with 4 pcs 0.303 caliber MG plus 2 pcs 20mm cannons. Some even had 4 pcs 20mm cannons and they were capable of carrying a bombload of 500lbs.

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