Spitfire Vc, 1942, Malta G. “Buzz” Beurling 1/48

The AC represents Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC BR130 ‘T-D’, Castle Bromwich production, flown by flight lieutenant G. Beurling.

Young Canadian, claimed 27 victories in battle for Malta, fighting for RAF.

AC was a desert scheme with sky under surface from production and had  blue-grey overpainted over middle stone.

Delivery to Malta was during the Operation “Calendar” in April of 1942.

It was sometimes a four 20mm hispano configuration due to pilots capabilities to resove the conflict with just a few shots.

249 sq. was one of the most famous and certainly the most scoring one…

Represented on the background is the “spoils of war”, featuring  Macchi MC. 202s rudder and Bf-109 F4 spinner, collected after the battle.

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