A58 Spitfire


Hasegawa 1/48 Spitfire LF VIII, A58-526, 79 SQN RAAF


by Andrew Dunn

 

Serial No

A58-526

A/C type

Spitfire LF VIII

Based at

79 SQN Morotai mid 1945

Scheme

Standard RAF day fighter scheme – Dark green, ocean grey and medium sea grey.

History / Significance

Pilot unknown. Served with 79 squadron. Originally coded UP-R. Collided with A58-487 in September 1945 and scrapped.

Kit

Hasegawa 1/48, true details seat and wheels. Kagero decals. Paint is Model Master enamels faded with various ratios of white. What looks like silver around the fuselage roundels is un-faded paint in an attempt to simulate over painted markings. White identification markings deliberately chipped as per photos of the original.

Reference

ADF serials. Photo provided by David Edwards through AMI.