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Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb

The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb was the most widely produced variant of the Mk.V series of Spitfires.
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Two different types of propellers (DeHavilland and Rotol) were used and the Mk.Vb could be fitted with long range slipper tanks. Other modifications were introduced for the Mk.Vb Tropical including the prominent tropical filter under the nose and a deeper radiator. While the Spitfire Mk.Vb was used by the RAF in large numbers it was also the first to be truly out-performed by an enemy fighter. With the introduction of the Focke Wulf Fw190 in mid-1941, the Mk.Vb was outclassed over the Channel Front and in an effort to compete with the Fw190's manoeuvrability, some Spitfire Mk.Vbs had shortened wing tips, but it was not until the introduction of the Mk.IX some time later that the RAF found its Spitfires in the ascendancy again.