He also had some choice things to say about another Irish author mistakenly believed they could be folded. So it would be inaccurate to depict the Seafire with folded wings unless the model is depicting one after retirement.I have ten pages listing the Air Corps requirements to Vickers Armstrong. It actually states that the wing folding mechanism was to be pinned. The aircraft were extensively modified to Spitfire Vc standard, indeed many pilots recorded their flights in their log books as Spitfires. The Air Corps had no requirement for wing folding as there was ample hangar space for the 11 Seafires. What that picture that you refer to shows, is when they were withdrawn from service and stored at Baldonnel,
You won't be the first or the last. It's a bit of a minefield. Incidentally you can't rely on the colours in the illustrated guide to the Air Corps. There are some glaring mistakes particularly with some of the camouflage schemes. But the book itself is excellent. It's easy to get all worked up about the exact colours but they often vary and fade in service as Stovepipe pointed out. Besides who is to say your model is inaccurate because unless you have a sample of the paint like I had. It's hard to prove.It gets worse and beginning to be sorry I took this on.
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