Built from a Spitfire Mk Vb airframe captured in November 1942, this
curious aircraft was used by Daimler Benz to demonstrate the superior
qualities of German engines. The Spitfire, airframe EN830 with CJ+ZY
markings, was powered by a DB 605 engine covered with a modified ME110
engine bonnet. The test program of this aircraft was to set the record
straight concerning the so-called superiority of British motor
technology. The plane flew several times but was later destroyed in an
American bombing raid.
This conversion set includes 12 parts. Some cutting
and assembly is required, but comprehensive, well illustrated
instructions and painting guide are included to leave no guess work to
the modeler. A lot of effort was put into the development of this kit to
make it as easy to build and accurate as possible. A 1/48 Tamiya
Spitfire V kit is required for this conversion (sold separately).