Fans of navalised Spitfires will welcome the return of this low-back Seafire variant, with fresh decals, as CHRIS CLIFFORD reports.


Airfix’s first foray into the subject of Griffon-engined Seafires was the 1/48 FR.47 kit, first issued in 1996 to (mostly) critical acclaim. However, we had to wait 15 years for another Seafire sub-type in this scale, in the shape of Airfix’s F.XVII, which was also well received, offering wing folds and great detail all round. Now, that kit has been re-released with fresh markings for three different British Fleet Air Arm airframes, as stock number A06102A.

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