#4801 Captured Spitfire DB605 Engine Conversion Kit

#4801 Captured Spitfire DB605 Engine Conversion Kit
  • Model: 1:48th scale
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  • Manufactured by: Fusion Model Kits

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Built from a Spitfire Mk Vb airframe captured in November 1942, this curious aircraft was used by Daimler Benz to demonstrate the superior qualities of German engines. The Spitfire, airframe EN830 with CJ+ZY markings, was powered by a DB605 engine covered with a modified ME110 engine bonnet. The test program of this aircraft was to set the record straight concerning the so-called superiority of British motor technology. The plane flew several times but was later destroyed in an american bombing raid.

This conversion set has been designed for the 1/48th scale Tamiya Spitfire V kit and includes 12 resin parts. Some cutting and assembly is required, but comprehensive, well illustrated instructions and painting guide are included to leave no guess work to the modeller. A lot of effort was put into the development of this kit to make it as easy to build and accurate as possible.

Decals are now available for this product, item JY1208.

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 11 May, 2012.

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