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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I – N3162 / EB-G, Eric Lock, No. 41 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, Essex, England, August/September 1940 "Battle of Britain"
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 9.2"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
In December 1939 Spitfire Mk.I N3162 arrived at No. 41 Squadron, RAF Hornchurch, and given the unit code EB-G. It was assigned to pilot Eric Lock who scored 21 victories during the Battle of Britain. On November 8 1940 EB-G was damaged and made a forced landing. Lock was then assigned Mk.I P7544 and on November 23 1940 he was wounded. Six months later he returned to No. 41 Squadron and one month later re-assigned to No. 611 Squadron as Flight Lieutenant and given Spitfire Mk.V W3257. On August 3, 1941 Lock never returned from a mission.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with opening cover panel and Spitfire artwork
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft flown by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during World War II and into the 1950s. First flown on March 5, 1936 the Spitfire entered operational service with the RAF in 1938. It served in several roles including interceptor, photo-reconnaissance, fighter bomber, carrier-based fighter and trainer. The Spitfire was built in many variants using several wing configurations. It was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft and the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the war. When production ended in February 1948, 20,351 Spitfires of all variants had been built.
Hobby Master is a manufacturer of high quality, pre-built, diecast models. Each model is crafted with meticulous attention to detail, using specifications of the original aircraft or vehicle. They are made with die-cast metal and some plastic components.
This model of a Spitfire Mk.Vb features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years