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Detail of the upper wing surface just above the wheel well. The contour of the well is given away by a circular line of ...

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Detail of the upper wing surface just above the wheel well. The contour of the well is given away by a circular line of rivets.

The elongated blister hides a reinforcement rib inside the well. The reinforced undercarriage and wheels of the late mark Spitfires fitted very tightly into the wing space, necessitating this protrusion.

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