LF Mk.VIII, MD280, F/Lt. Paul Ostrander, No. 155 Squadron RAF, Burma,1945
Paul Ostrander, a Canadian from Winnipeg, joined No. 155 Squadron in India in May, 1944 and flew Spitfire Mk.VIIIs from July of
the same year and successfully completed his combat tour in May, 1945.
Ostrander´s Spitfire wore white identification stripes on the wings and tail. It is not clear if a white stripe on the fin is present but
this stripe would have been part of the prescribed standard. Both possibilities are possible in this kit.
The badge on the nose is based on the Chindits marking – troop units active against the Japanese armed forces in the jungle
behind enemy lines.
#648200 Spitfire Mk.VIII engine (Brassin)
#648118 Spitfire wheels - 4 spoke w/pattern (Brassin)
INFO Eduard - February 2020