Airfix releases new Supermarine Seafire F.XVII
A06102 Supermarine Seafire F.XVII
The XVII was the first of the Seafire variants to feature a cut down rear fuselage and distinctive tear drop style canopy, distinguishing it from previous marks of Seafire. Due to reinforcements in the wings, a heavier weapons load was also able to be carried, with both fuel tanks and rockets becoming an option for under the wings. Flying on the frontline duties until early 1950's, it was then relegated to training roles.
The kit includes the option of wings that are folded in and 3 decor options.
• No.800 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Triumph & Hal Far, Malta, 1947
• No.714 Naval Air Squadron, Operational Flying training Unit, Air Warfare School, St. Merryn, Cornwall, England, 1947
• No.1832 Naval Air Squadron, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, Southern Air Division, Royal Naval Air Station Culham, Oxfordshire, England, 1950