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1:48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XII from Airfix

By Aaron Skinner
Published: August 10, 2011
The Spitfire Mk.XII marked the first installation of the powerful Rolls-Royce Griffon engine in Supermarine’s graceful fighter. Essentially an interim variant, it mated the Griffon with the Mk.VIII/XI airframe. One hundred were built, equipping two squadrons whose primary role was to intercept Luftwaffe hit-and-run raids.

The Mk.XII marks an important transition in Spitfire history, one that until now had only been available to modelers through conversion sets.

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