Tamiya 1/32 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII Ltd. Edition Kit
Item #: TAM-60320
Sale Price: $151.20
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The Spitfire Mk.VIII, which served at the Mediterranean and Pacific Theaters during WWII, now comes released as a 1/32 scale plastic assembly kit model. Features of the Mk.VIII, including the retractable tail wheel, narrow ailerons, and fuel tanks added within the wings, have all been accurately reproduced. 3 types of markings to depict the aircraft from the USAF, RAAF, and RCAF included. Parts for 90 gallon drop tank also included.
The successor of the Spitfire Mk. V is the Mk. VIII. The Spitfire Mk. VIII was developed with improved features such as an enlarged rudder, Merlin 60 engine, shortened ailerons, a retractable tail landing gear, and fuel tanks on the edges of the wings. These new features were incorporated into later Spitfire variants. The plane was first used in service in the summer of 1943. Primarily, the Mk. VIII was used on fronts in the Mediterranean and the Pacific, as well as in battles against the Luftwaffe and Italian air forces in North Africa and Italy. The Mk. III also proved itself in battles against the Japanese Zero in China, Burma, Indian and Australia. The Mk. VIII's successes lead it to be the foundation for later Spitfire aircraft.