Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb – BM592, Wing Cdr. Alois Vasatko, DFC, Exeter (Czechoslovak) Wing, June 1942
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 9.2"
Limited production of approximately 450 models worldwide
Czechoslovak Alois “Amos” Vasatko fought with the French Air Force and then the RAF. The 312th Czechoslovak Squadron of the RAF was established on May 3, 1942 with Vasatko as its first Wing Commander. On June 23, 1942 Vasatko was flying BM592 and commanding Spitfire VBs from the three Czech squadrons escorting Boston bombers. Returning from a successful raid they were attacked by Fw-190s. Vasatko began a climbing right turn and in doing so he collided with Uffz. Wilhelm Reuschling’s Fw-190 who bailed out and was captured but Vasatko perished.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with a removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines and antennas
Historically accurate printed graphics
Optional extended landing gear
Box with Spitfire artwork
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during World War II and into the 1950s as a front line fighter and in secondary roles. The Spitfire was first flown on March 5, 1936 and entered service with the RAF in August 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 was the only British fighter in continuous production throughout the war. When production ended in February 1948, a total of 20,351 Spitfires of all variants had been built.
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Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14 years