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Spitfire PR Mk. IF

by Graham Green


Supermarine Spitfire PR Mk. IF


Tamiya's 1/48 scale Spitfire Mk. I is available online from Squadron.com




This Spitfire PR IF was based on the Tamiya Mk I Spitfire kit using the Airwaves conversion Set SC48-039. It was a simple conversion.

The set for the Spitfire PR IF contains two underwing wing fuel tanks, overwing fuel pump blisters, deepened oil tank for under the nose, fuselage vertical camera, fuselage fuel tank (behind pilot), cowl intake on the port side of the engine cowling and 'Blistered' PR canopy by Falcon.

The conversion set was very well produced, good detail and are easy to add once the necessary cutting and drilling (very little) has been done, which is all explained in the instruction sheet.


I found it a refreshing change to make a Spitfire in a colour scheme other than one in the normal Dark Green/Dark Earth (or Ocean Grey) and the paint used was some old 'Precision Paints' PRU Blue which I have had for a long time, but you can get the correct colour from the Xtracolor range.

The model depicts P9358 which was a Mk 1 (PR) converted to a PR 1F and was operated by No. 1 PRU based at St. Eval in 1941.

If you are interested in Photo Reconnaissance aircraft or just looking to model a Spitfire in a different role or colour scheme then this might be one to consider.



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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2003 by Graham Green
Page Created 25 January, 2003
Last Updated 25 March, 2004

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