Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IXc - MH883, Flt. Lt. George Beurling, 412 Squadron, 126 Wing, RCAF, RAF Biggin Hill, England, January 1944
1:48 Scale. Length: 7.5". Wingspan: 9.25"
George “Buzz" or "Screwball” Beurling was the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of World War II with 31 victories, 27 of which were over Malta in 1942 while flying with No. 249 Squadron RAF. In September 1943, Beurling joined 403 Squadron, RCAF, for a brief period before moving to 412 Squadron as its Flight Commander. Beurling was a nonconformist and would sometimes break from formation and attack an enemy aircraft. Somewhat ironically Beurling survived many aerial encounters with enemy fighters during WWII only to be killed in 1948 while taking off in a Noorduyn Norseman. The aircrafts engine shut down while departing the Aeroporto dell'Urbe in Rome en route to Israel.Opening canopy
Detailed cockpit with removable pilot figure
Realistic panel lines
Removable gun covers on the wings
Historically accurate printed markings
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 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.IXc features:
Category: Hobby Master 1:48 Military Aircraft Models
Not suitable for children under the age of 14