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RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX Fighter - ZD-B/MH434, No. 222 Squadron, RAF Duxford, England, 2004 (1:48 Scale)
RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX Fighter - ZD-B/MH434, No. 222 Squadron, RAF Duxford, England, 2004

Hobby Master RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX Fighter - ZD-B/MH434, No. 222 Squadron, RAF Duxford, England, 2004




 
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Hobby Master HA8319 RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX Fighter - ZD-B/MH434, No. 222 Squadron, RAF Duxford, England, 2004 (1:48 Scale) "Pambili bo ("Go straight ahead")"
- Motto of No. 222 Squadron

The Spitfire is the most famous British aircraft of all time. Although less numerous than the Hawker Hurricane, it is remembered as the sleek, thoroughbred fighting machine that turned the tide during the Battle of Britain. The Spitfire was among the fastest and most maneuverable prop-driven fighters of World War II, serving in virtually every combat theater.

Supermarine designer Reginald Mitchell created this small, graceful, elliptical-wing fighter with eight guns in the wings that were able to fire without being hindered by the propeller. The immortal Spitfire thus became not merely one of the best-performing fighters of all time, but also one of the best-looking. Although never employed as a long-range escort, the Spitfire was a champion in an air-to-air duel. Spitfires routinely dived at the speed of sound, faster than any of the German jets.

A carrier-based version, called the Seafire, was a winner in its own right, serving valiantly on convoy routes during World War II. The Seafire 47 was even used in the early stages of the Korean War, before it was replaced by more modern jet aircraft.

Pictured here is a 1:48 scale replica of a RAF Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IX fighter that was attached to No. 222 Squadron, then exhibited at RAF Duxford, England, during 2004. Back Order!

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 9-inches
Length: 7-1/2-inches

Release Date: January 2020

Historical Account: "Meteoric Rise" - On October 5th, 1939, No. 222 Squadron was reformed at RAF Duxford flying Blenheim Mk.If's in the shipping protection role, but in March of the following year it re-equipped with Spitfires and became a day-fighter unit. It fought during the Battle of Britain, being based at RAF Hornchurch on September 15th, 1940, under Squadron Leader "Johnnie" Hill. It later took part in Operation Jubilee, the 1942 Dieppe raid. In December 1944, the squadron converted to Tempests, which it flew until the squadron was recalled to the UK to re-equip with Meteors.

Features
  • Diecast construction
  • Interchangeable landing gear
  • Opening canopy
  • Comes with seated pilot figure
  • Accurate markings and insignia
  • Comes with display stand

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