Supermarine Spitfire Mk VC

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VC   ‘2’  JL316   GC 11/7 4th Escadrille,
French Air Force, Corsica 1944.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VC 1/144 scale pewter limited edition aircraft model as flown by the Free French in North Africa. Handmade by Staples and Vine Ltd.

Scale 1:144      Wingspan 3.11″ (79 mm)
Base size 4″ (100 mm) square (No. 1)
Weight not including base 1.1 ozs (32 grams)
Total number of models produced 23

Some 6,400 Spitfire Mark V’s were built making it the first genuinely successful version of this fabled fighter. Armed with two 20mm cannon and four 0.303 inch machine guns this aircraft JL316 featured in Middle East Air Force camouflage colours operated from Corsica with the re-formed L’Armee de I’Air (French Air Force.)