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Johnson

Spitfire FR Mk.XIVe - help needed with photo in book

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Hi All,

 

Quite a while back (pre airbrush!) I made the 1/72 Fujimi FR Mk XIVe kit, now sadly unavailable.

 

I'd found a great photo of the Spitfire (NM821 – OI*L - 'FOCHINELL'), taken from the front/stb I think, with the photo caption something like 'Named after that great ancient Scottish war cry'. I didn't get the joke immediately – I must have been a lot younger!

 

Spitfire%20FR%20Mk.%20XIVE%20NM821.jpg

 

I used decals from the spares box and hand painted the name, a bit rough and too large.

 

And now Airfix are bringing out a new FR XIVe, and it would be good to model the same aircraft in 1/48. But despite having far too many Spitfire reference books, I cannot find that picture. There are other photos of NM821, but that one seemed to be a good angle and quite close. Maybe a book I borrowed from the library.

 

Can anyone help and remember which book the pic/caption might have been in?

 

Thanks

 

Charlie

 

PS – I don't suppose Airfix will do the do those markings! 😉

PPS - Missing u/c door! where's that gone!

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picture link didn't work, incorrect info and the model's falling apart!

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48 minutes ago, Johnson said:

PS – I don't suppose Airfix will do the do those markings! 😉

It would be the perfect "Brexit" edition markings!

 

Yeah, I remember that caption, but I bet others will answer before I can go track it down.  Meanwhile, I'd expect you to be able to turn it up (the aircraft, not the caption) online.

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Price: The Spitfire Story, 1st Ed (AAP, 1986), photo 223, page 209.  2 Sq code is actually OI, rather than O1.

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Thanks Seahawk (and gingerbob).

 

Not one I have. For sale on Abe books - £2.91 incl P&P! - Ordered 😊

 

Charlie

 

PS - Yes... I should have checked the OI / 01! 🙄

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The photo is on P236 of the revised (2010) edition of "The Spitfire Story" published by Haynes Publishing.

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