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You were almost right Iain, a sort of kit, but definitely not Airfix.:lol:  

If I remember right, the wings, bolt on to the fuselage, very much the same as the one in Hanley (Stoke-on-Trent) that stands permanently inside a glass building outside the Museum, as a tribute to Mitchell who was born in Stoke and was the designer the Spitfire. It is obviously a non flying version. like the one in Hanley and will have no engine installed, just dummy exhausts and propeller. There are several of these Spitfires about, that are moved around the country, just for display purposes.

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Reminds me of a time when i was an apprentice at raf wittering, no1 squadron had a night watchmen spitfire, for one big bash in the sgts mess we pushed it around the camp ,taking up sign posts to get it to the mess, it was the real thing thou ,and was soon nicked by the historic flight for "spares or repair"!!

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We had one of them like the pic Strowie, at the Heathfield Retail Park, as Heathfield had been a fighter pilot training base. It was also a base to service Liberator Bombers. Just one problem they had not thought of when erecting such a item was......the strong winds that wheeech up that part of town, being very close to Prestwick Airport. Sadly due to the many gales, over a period of time, the plane was damaged beyond repair, and for a while the Prop was left as a reminder.


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