Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb (trop) - EP689/UF-X, No. 601 Squadron, RAF, Libya, December 1942
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 9.2"
Limited production of approximately 500 models worldwide
In August 1941 No. 601 Squadron “County of London” was equipped with the Bell Airacobra but it proved to be the wrong aircraft for European warfare so in March 1942 they re-equipped with sixteen Spitfire Vb's and added some Spitfire Vc's in June. In April 1943 No. 601 Squadron was involved in the defense of Malta before moving to Libya with a destination of Egypt. Throughout 1942 and until June 1943 when they returned to Malta 601 Squadron made twenty six moves.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with 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 offers a wide selection of quality, pre-assembled, diecast model airplanes. Each model is crafted to a high level of accuracy using specifications of the original aircraft. They are constructed with precision-made diecast 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