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Trumpeter 1/48 British Supermarine Spiteful F Mk 14 WWII Fighter Kit

Item #: TSM-2850
Trumpeter 1/48 British Supermarine Spiteful F Mk 14 WWII Fighter Kit
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The Supermarine Spiteful was a British Rolls-Royce Griffon-engined fighter aircraft.

In late 1942, Supermarine designers feared the drag characteristics of the Spitfire's wing at high Mach numbers (nearing the speed of sound) might become a limiting factor in increasing the aircraft's high-speed performance. To overcome this, it was decided to produce a new laminar-flow wing, much like that already used on the North American P-51 Mustang, Another change, to improve the ground-handling, was replacing the Spitfire's narrow-track, outward-retracting undercarriage with a wider-track, inward-retracting system. as it was now substantially different from a Spitfire, the aircraft was named Spiteful.

The kit consists of over 80 parts, including 7 clear parts. Fuselage and wings have finely engraved panel lines.

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