Airfix Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia
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Airfix A01071B Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1a 1:72 plastic model kit
Scheme: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia N3290 GR-U 92 Squadron 1940
The first production Spitfire Mk.I was delivered to RAF No.19 Squadron at Duxford on 4th August 1938 and heralded the arrival of a future aviation icon. With various upgraded marks of this classic fighter serving throughout WWII, the Spitfire is arguably the most famous fighter aircraft to ever take to the skies.
The Spitfire was a true aviation thoroughbred, possessing striking good looks, yet devastatingly effective in combat. During the aerial duels of the Battle of Britain, its combination of speed, agility and firepower enabled it to take on the feared fighter units of the Luftwaffe, allowing the slightly slower and less agile Hurricane to take a heavy toll of their attacking bomber force.