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Clear-Vax set 41: Spitfire Special (1/72 scale)

1. Spitfire prototype/early Mk.I. Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
Drawing 1 shows the prototype canopy in open position. The dotted line below the windscreen shows the actual join line which will need to be filled in. There are many detail changes which need to be made to the kit in order to accurately represent these early aircraft. Careful study of your references is necessary.
2. Mk.I Spitfire (flat hood and dimmer screen). Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
Drawing 2 shows the dimmer screen fitting as introduced on the prototype and some very early Mk.I Spitfires.
3. Early Mk.I Spitfire (bulged hood and unarmoured windscreen). Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit parts.
4. Standard Mk.I/II, early Mk.V. Suggested kits: Tamiya Mk.I and Mk.V.
The Clearvax canopy is sectioned for display in the open position.
5. High Speed Spifire. Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
This version requires modifications to the kit wingtips, a deeper right underwing radiator, and a fixed-pitch 4-bladed propeller, in addition to the Clear-Vax canopy. Careful study of photographs will provide the necessary information.
6. Standard Spitfire PR canopy. Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item. Modifications to the kit include removing all armament, and adding camera windows and various add-ons pertaining to each variant. Once again, study of references is essential.
7. Spitfire PR IG (PR.VII). Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.I.
This canopy fits in a similar fashion to the standard type.
8. Spitfire Mk.V (internal armourglass windscreen and blown hood). Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.V.
This canopy fits in a similar fashion to the standard type.
9. Spitfire Mk.VI. Suggested kit: Tamiya Mk.Vb.
This canopy differs from the standard type in the following areas: clear-vision panel on left of windscreen, flatter curve to top of canopy, extra horizontal frame on rear section, no canopy rails or entry door. Other modifications to the kit include extended wingtips, 4-bladed propeller, and cabin compressor intake.
10. Spitfire Mk.VII/X. Suggested kit: Hasegawa Mk.IX.
This canopy is the early type with a clearvision panel on the left of the windscreen. Late versions had canopy rails as in drawing 8.
11. Spitfire Mk.VIII/IX. Suggested kit: Hasegawa Mk.IX.
The Clear-Vax canopy has been sectioned for display in the open position.
12. Spitfire PR Mk.XI. Suggested kit: Ventura PR Mk.XI.
The Clear-Vax canopy is sectioned for display in the open position.
13. Spitfire Mk.XIVc. Suggested kits: Fujimi Mk.XIVc.
This canopy is designed for display in the open position.
14. Spitfire Mk.XIVe. Suggested kit: Fujimi Mk.XIVe.
This canopy is designed for display in the open position.
15. Spitfire Mk.XVI & Mk.22/24. Suggested kits: Heller Mk.XVI, Ventura Mk.22 & 24.
The Clear-Vax canopy is sectioned for display in the open position.
16. Spitfire PR Mk.XIX. Suggested kit: Fujimi PR Mk.XIX.
The Clear-Vax canopy is sectioned for display in the open position.
17. Spitfire Mk.21. Suggested kit: Aeroteam Mk.21.
The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
18. Spitfire Mk.V/IX. Suggested kits: Italeri Mk.V & IX.
The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.
19. Seafire Mk.47 (late type). Suggested kit: Ventura Seafire 47.
The Clear-Vax canopy directly replaces the kit item.

SPITFIRE REFERENCES

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