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1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Va from Kotare available for pre-order...

We We look at the first run extras, markings & new sprues (in CAD) in our preview…

Preview: 1/32nd scale Spitfire Mk.Va from Kotare available for pre-order…

Spitfire Mk.I (Early)

From Kotare

Kit No #K32002

1/32nd scale

142 parts

Three marking choices included from Cartograf.

Price: $109USD

The Subject: The Spitfire Mk.Va

Approximately 220 Spitfire Mk.Va were produced from the first half of 1941 as a stop gap measure to counter the new German fighters being encountered like the Fw190 over the English Channel.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk Va, RAF serial R7347, which was brought to the Langley Aeronautical Laboratory at Hampton, Virginia (USA), for comparative testing

In early 1941 an urgent need for improved performance saw the installation of the 1440hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 into approximately 100 strengthened Mk.Ia airframes on the Supermarine production line, thereby creating the stop-gap Mk.Va. The M In W3119 sitting nose to nose on the ground at Lockheed Air Terminal in Burbank, California

The 8 Browning .303 gun Spitfire Mk.Va was supplanted by the concurrently developed 2 Hispano 20mm cannon and 4 Browning .303 gun armed Mk.Vb from mid-late 1941 onwards. Sp Super The The Major internal components supplied by sub-contractors could be delivered in various shades of grey-green or aluminium or even black.

The kit:

Kotare are pleased to announce that K32002 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Va is now available for pre-order

In this kit there are 142 high-quality injection moulded plastic parts with 40 all new tooled parts including: Windscreen with de-icing, hood with Martin-Baker jettison system, fireproof bulkhead, dual-height rudder pedals, instrument panel with rectangle & curved blind flying panels, elevator trimming wheel, ice/snow guard, engine driven undercarriage controls, composite pilot’s seat, IFF Mk.II, port wing fillets with electrical connection door, Mk.V oil cooler, station keeping lamps.

The new parts of the kit…

– Optional Supermarine & CBAF undercarriage doors and engine top cowlings, open & closed cockpit doors, DeHavilland & Rotol propellers, wheels with weighted tyres featuring correct alignment.

This kit includes a 32 page fully illustrated instruction manual is included with this kit.

There are high quality Cartograf decals for three Spitfire Mk.Va’s including famous ace Douglas Bader.

1 = Spitfire Mk.Va R7208 FY-G “Liverpool III”, DE Fair, 611 Squadron, July 1941.

2 = Spitfire Mk.Va R7268 KL-M “The Swan”, P/O Page, JW Panter, J Charles, N Orton, Thomas, PMcD Black, C Cookson, 54 Squadron, July 1941.

3 = Spitfire Mk.Va W3185 D-B “Lord Lloyd No.1”, Douglas Bader, Tangmere Wing, August 1941.

Pre Orders:

All pre-orders for K32002 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Va placed through www.kotare-models.com will receive a beautiful (and highly collectible) Darryl Legg box art print suitable for framing

They will also include kit no#32P001 Kotare 1/32 Spitfire Mk.Ia (Mid/Late), Mk.Va/Vb (Early) 3-Dprint exhaust (value US$12.99) free of charge.

Note that this offer is exclusively available for pre-orders placed through www.kotare-models.com and only available while stocks last. The Check out

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