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Aleksander
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« on: February 11, 2009, 02:04:12 PM »

Hello Everybody,
Two weeks ago I've begin to build an early Spitfire Mk.I from 19 Sqn. This is an Airfix 1/48 model. The plane I would to build - K9795 - is quite good known.
I've met a problem with the device mounted on a top of the tail (red ring on the photo). I know that this construction was made to prevent fin contact with anti-spin parachute, but I have no idea how it was looking like.

I can't find any better picture or drawing showing this thing. Could anyone help with better picture or drawing ?
TIA
Aleksander

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009, 09:31:17 PM »

I don't think you will be able to see very much.Device looks like two prongs with a cross piece or perhaps a loop joining them.
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009, 09:33:22 PM »

A couple more photos.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2009, 09:50:15 PM »

I try for a better scan. It seems the Mk III also had this device fittted (last photo).
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009, 10:24:57 PM »

This pic is from 'Supermarine Spitfire part 1' from SAM publications. The item is a rudder horn balance guard.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 12:11:12 AM »

Thanks a lot - you are GREAT ! I couldn't expect better pictures. I'm sure I can do something with it and after finishing I will show you the result.
Thank you again!
Regards, Aleksander
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2009, 08:12:38 PM »

Perhaps all that is necessary is the enlarged version of the same image. Hope this helps.
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Aleksander
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009, 07:44:42 PM »

Thank you - it will help in painting too   Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 01:52:05 PM »

That's what I was able to produce owing to your suggestions. I hope it looks at least a little bit like the original one. I'm going to finish her soon and show her in the Modelling part of the Site.





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