The Spitfire Mk VB/trop could be identified by the large Vokes air filter fitted under the nose; the reduced speed of the air to the supercharger had a detrimental effect on the performance of the aircraft, but the decreased performance was considered acceptable. This variant was also fitted with a larger oil tank and desert survival gear behind the pilot's seat. A new "desert" camouflage scheme was applied. Many VB(trop)s were modified by 103 MU (Maintenance Unit-RAF depots in which factory fresh aircraft were brought up to service standards before being delivered to squadrons) at Aboukir, Egypt by replacing the Vokes filter with locally manufactured "Aboukir" filters, which were lighter and more streamlined. Two designs of these filters can be identified in photos: one had a bulky, squared off filter housing while the other was more streamlined. These aircraft were usually fitted with the wide blade Rotol propeller and clipped wings
Item No 83206
Item Name Spitfire MK.Vb/ Trop
Bar Code 6939319232069
Item Type Static kit
Model Dimension Length: 284mm Wingspan: 350.3mm
Total Plastic Parts 250+pcs
Total Sprues 9 sprues and tyres
Chromeplate Parts n/a
Camouflage Scheme 1. Spritfire MK Vb/Trop AB502 IR?
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