Airfix Supermarine Spitfire F Mk.XVIII 1:48 A05140
A variant of this famous fighting aeroplane which was the result of a
desire to produce a 'Super Spitfire', the F Mk.XVIII was a further
refinement of the Rolls Royce Griffon powered Mk.XIV, but one which
incorporated a number of improvements over its predecessor. In addition
to several cockpit enhancements for the pilot, the F Mk.XVIII also
benefitted from increased fuel carrying capacity and strengthened wings,
allowing it to carry either rockets or bombs in addition to its cannon
and machine gun armament.
With a total production run or 300 aircraft,
the RAF would receive two versions of this fighter, the F.Mk.XVIII
fitted with the standard E wing and the FR.Mk.XVIII, which included a
camera for photo reconnaissance work. Too late to see service during
WWII, these powerful Spitfires did see action as part of 'Operation
Firedog' and actions against Communist guerrillas during the Malayan
This kit comes with 157 parts, including a new frame containing; 60lb rockets with HE warhead, a 500lb bomb and two 250lb bombs.
Completed, the kit has a wingspan of 234mm and is 213mm in length.