Spitfire Mk XVIe

Spitfire Mk LF XVIe. 1/48th scale. Old Airfix kit. Not a kit I would recommend. Loads of problems with accuracy, not least that cockpit windscreen, and very thick wings

To try and make something of this kit, I added cannon barrels, exhaust stubs, radio mast and new prop blades.

If you come across this specific kit, best leave it be. Airfix’s latest Spitfires are fantastic though – see my Mk Vb here.

I built my kit as an LF XVIe of the RCAF. Here’s a picture of the real thing…

Manufacturer

Airfix

Scale

1/48

Links

Scalemates – Spitfire Mk IXc/XVIe Airfix kit No. 05113

Black & White Images

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Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.

Colour Images

Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.
Spitfire LF.Mk.XVIe, SM309/AU-H, “Panama Bound”. Airfix kit in 1/48th scale.