Spitfire VB – I R Gleed


Wing Commander Ian “Widge” Gleed, leader of No. 244

Delivered to the RAF in January 1942, AB502 was shipped to Takoradi where it was fitted with the smaller ‘Aboukir’ filter before being delivered to 244 Wing.

It became Wg Cdr Gleed’s personal ‘mount’ in March 1943. Gleed used this aircraft, marked with his famous ‘Figaro’ motiff at least 35 times before his death on 16th April, having claimed one Bf109G destroyed and two more damaged. On the day of his death he was attacking Axis Transport aircraft over the Tunisian coast when he fell victim to the Bf109G’s of I./JG77 and Fw190A’s of II./JG2 that were escorting the transports.

The paint scheme is accurate to photo’s of Gleed’s aircraft at the time of his death.This mask fits the MkVb clipped versions.

This set includes only the camouflage pattern. Serial numbers, code letters and other markings are not included.

Any products (models, paints etc) shown in photos are not included.

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1/72, 1/48, 1/32, 1/24

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