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Spitfire Mk.IX Model, RAF, Johnnie Johnson - Hobby Master HA8301


Spitfire Mk.IX Model, RAF, Johnnie Johnson - Hobby Master HA8301 - click to enlarge
Spitfire Mk.IX Model, RAF, Johnnie Johnson - Hobby Master HA8301 - click to enlarge


Item No. HM-HA8301
$69.95
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Description

Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX - MK392, Wing Commander James E. "Johnnie" Johnson, RAF, OC No. 144 (RCAF) Wing, June 1944

1:48 Scale.  Length: 7.5".  Wingspan: 9.2"



James E. "Johnnie" Johnson was the RAFs top Ace during World War II with 34 aerial victories as well as seven shared victories, three shared probables, ten damaged, three shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground. Johnsonís first victory was achieved on June 26, 1941 against a Messerschmitt BF 109 and his last on September 27, 1944, also a Bf 109, over Nijmegen. He also held the record of never being shot down and having only one German shell hit his aircraft during the war. After the war Johnson held various commands in the RAF.

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 on August 4 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.

In June of 1942 the Spitfire Mk.IX replaced the Mk.V and on September 12, 1942 an Mk.IX shot down a Junkers Ju-86R flying at 43,000 feet. Another major achievement of the Mk.IX took place on October 5, 1944 when 401 Squadron became the first allied aircraft to shoot down a Me 262 jet. Even with the arrival of the Griffon powered Mk.XIV, the Mk.IX continued in service until the end of World War II. There were 5,665 Mk.IX Spitfires and its sub-variants produced.


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.IX by Hobby Master features:

  • Realistic panel lines
  • Opening canopy
  • Detailed cockpit with pilot figure
  • Historically accurate printed markings
  • Rotating propeller
  • Optional extended landing gear
  • Display stand



  • Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models


    Safety Notice:

    This item is not suitable for children under the age of 14 years


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