Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII


1/48 Spitfire Mk.VIII A58-394, 548 RAF Sqn, Livingstone N.T.


by Chris Doppel

 

Serial No

A58-394

A/C type

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII

Based at

548 RAF Squadron, Livingston, N.T. Circa 1944

Scheme

All over Natural Metal with black anti-glare panel and aluminum control surfaces.

History/Significance

In 1944 the RAAF issued a new schedule in which NMF became an option for fighters and bombers. This aircraft was one of thosestripped of camo and re-coded. This aircraft crashed on take-off in July 1944.

Kit

1/48 Arii Mk.VIII Spitfire (OOB) with Humbrol 27002 NMF and aluminium. Decals from Aussie Decals.

Reference

RAAF Camouflage and Markings (Pentland), Aussie Decal sheet