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Dave Fleming

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  1. To make assembly easier, one set for clipped wings, one for normal span. This came from the kit designers. The alternative would have been to have separate wing tips for the normal and clipped wings. (also two parts less to tool!)
  2. I was slightly surprised to see this, as we've not had a new Xtrakit for eight years, and the previous answer given by Hannants was 'we have no plans at this time to issue any new Xtrakits' which makes me think they have unexpectedly gained access to tooling they hadn't expected.
  3. Swift was Sword as well. I don't think any of the Sword -sourced kits were released under the Sword banner. The MPM ones were different, although I know David hannant was furious when the Meteof F8 appeared in an Airfix box at half the Xtrakit proce
  4. Just to expand this slightly, training aircraft with yellow undersides had their serial painted under the wings. during WW2, but not prototypes
  5. The Q doesn't grab me, but if it's got a mk I and a C/D that lets me do all the British operated versions I'll be a happy bunny!
  6. Note the ERUs were also fitted to the F6A, e.g. XG516 here:
  7. I'd assumed that it was a description for Camotint/Sky
  8. The main other one was change to the shape of the aileron to allow it to avoid the 230 gallon tanks - basically a curved section was taken out the moveable part (also applied to the F6A) - I think there was also an intake vent on the nose of the FGA9, I always thought the FGA 9 sat a little 'heavier' (nose up) than the F6
  9. From memory, the A6M2 was a Nakajima built example (The A6M5 that’s cockpit survives in the IWM collection was similar iirc. - whilst at some point painted overall in RAF Dark Earth, you can still see the Japanese colours underneath.) They were both in standard IJN colours of green over grey. One alternative would be the A6M2 that was captured and test flown by the Americans in US Navy colours https://theaviationgeekclub.com/the-story-of-kogas-zero-the-captured-a6m-that-helped-the-f6f-hellcat-become-the-most-effective-carrier-fighter-of-world-war-ii/amp/
  10. New fuselage, canopy and fin/rudder/tailplane - the latter is why it's unlikely as it would involve too many changes to too many sprues. I think the most we can expect is an FR9 (Part on the clear frame point to that) and then different markings options over time. Airfix have said in the past they'd prefer to create a new kit for a significant variant rather than do multi-option kits - e.g a new Spitfire Vc rather than adapt they existing Spitfire I/II kit
  11. Do they have the back end of the canopy correct? The fuselage is lower for the PRX, so I’m hoping the PR XI canopy has a larger fuselage area.
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