Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX. Photos by Brett Green and me.
Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk IX of 453 Squadron RAAF at Hornchurch April 1943.
This aircraft started life as a Mk V and was converted to Mk IX standard by Rolls Royce. It was flown by Wing Commander John Ratten in June 1943.
Wing Commander Ratten was credited with 2 kills, 2 shared, 1 probable and 2 damaged before being killed in action in Feb ’45.
Finished Rolls Royce Merlin engine fitted to the main airframe.
Just waiting for prop and cowling panels to be fitted.