Spitfire Windscreen

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Back in the 1980’s I owned various bits of aircraft, such as this complete windscreen unit from an unidentified mark of Spitfire. Having acquired ...

Back in the 1980’s I owned various bits of aircraft, such as this complete windscreen unit from an unidentified mark of Spitfire. Having acquired it here in Australia, it probably came from a Mk V or VIII. The reflector gunsight just about visible is also genuine. The rest is mocked-up with painted cardboard sheet – which is probably obvious only now that I’ve told you! I guess you could call it 1/1 scale modelling.

The windscreen was eventually donated to Mr Colin Pay and securely bolted to the Mk VIII that he was in the process of restoring to airworthiness. It still flies today with a new owner.

Tim Prosser

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