Dear, dear, a smear.
This looks for all the world like a thumb smear. Not so apparent are
two smears of black paint near the yellow arrow. The smearing had
to be done at the factory, because the paint was solidly applied.
FB VI, F for Freddie, 487 (New Zealand) Sqn., Group Capt. P. C. Pickard,
Amiens Raid, 1944
A fine model with good colors, neat little pilot figures, well done
landing gear, and fine detailing on wings and fuselage.
Prop drop. For some
reason the propellers drop down, especially on the starboard side.
Look at the close-up view and you'll see a 1/16 inch gap between
the top of the propeller hub and the top of the nacelle. I've check
other photographer's pictures of the model, and the same problem
appears there, also. Either the hole the propeller shaft fits in
is too large, or the propeller shaft is too small.
High-speed light bomber
Two 1,230 hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 21 inline piston engines
Max speed 379 mph
Ceiling 34,450 ft
Range 1,860 miles