Steve Pulbrook’s article on the Spitfire Mk Vc, and his model of A58-137 which served with 79 Sqn RAAF, are now on the site. Titled “The also ran fighters department – Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Vc” it is not often you’d see a Spitfire mentioned as an also ran. However in the tropical island conditions, with limited spares, and high maintenance requirements the Spitfire ran a decided second place to other fighters of the day, especially the Curtis P-40 Kittyhawk.
You can find the article on the main menu by following Articles > Aircraft > The also ran fighters department – Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Vc – or you could just click the link.
There are some added links for more information on the type and it’s service with the RAAF during World War 2 at the bottom of the article. Hope that you enjoy.