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Spitfire Mk.VIII Model, RAAF, Clive Caldwell - Hobby Master HA8310

Spitfire Mk.VIII Model, RAAF, Clive Caldwell - Hobby Master HA8310 - click to enlarge
Spitfire Mk.VIII Model, RAAF, Clive Caldwell - Hobby Master HA8310 - click to enlarge

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series Diecast Model

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII – Group Captain Clive Caldwell, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Morotai, 1944

1:48 Scale.  Length: 7.5".  Wingspan: 9.25"

Clive “Killer” Caldwell was the leading RAAF ace in the Western Deserts of North Africa during World War II with 20.5 aerial victories. When the RAAF squadrons were recalled to Australia for homeland protection Caldwell was given command of the Darwin Wing where he scored 7 more aerial victories against Japanese aircraft. In November of 1943 the RAAF started to receive 251 former RAF Mk.VIIIs. Caldwell flew three Mk.VIIIs, one of which was JG543. Caldwell was the highest scoring Spitfire pilot and Australian pilot in the SWPA (South West Pacific Area).

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.

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 diecast model of a Spitfire Mk.VIII 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

    Not suitable for children under the age of 14

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