Supermarine Seafire Mk.III "Aéronavale & Irish Air Corps" 1/48

Supermarine Seafire Mk.III
Supermarine Seafire Mk.III was the most powerful wartime version of this famous naval fighter. Except the fact it successfully fought in World War II both in Europe and the Pacific in FAA colours, when the war ended it became a popular export article. It was used by French Aéronavale and the Irish Air Corps. While great number of Seafires Mk.III served with Aéronavale (114 machines), the Irish Republic purchased only 12 machines. Most of the French Seafires operated over Europe but part was deployed to French Indochina. Seafires served with full naval equipment both from aircraft carriers and from land bases. Irish Seafires were delivered stripped off the naval equipment as per original order. They received overall grey-green coat. French Seafires, both wartime and post war, retained original British naval colours.
Some even sported original British roundels as you can find one machines in our kit. This machines featured British post war camouflage and roundels but French markings. The kit decals offer another French machine in wartime FAA camouflage but with Aéronavale roundels and markings and decals for Irish machines. Optionally, decals offer set of numbers to allow modeller to pick one of four Irish machines.

SH48138 Supermarine Seafire Mk.III  "Aéronavale & Irish Air Corps"  1/48
The kit contains five sprues with plastic parts, injected clear parts and photo-etched parts.

Supermarine Seafire Mk.III on Wikipedia


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