Spitfire MKIX with Open Canopy

The Supermarine Spitfire remains one of the classic fighter aircraft of all time, and certainly one of the most instantly recognizable.

In the United Kingdom it has become a part of folklore- the aeroplane that saved the United Kingdom in the Battle of Britain. The fact that reality tells a different story does not diminish the psychological impact it has had over the years.

To some degree history has been rewritten by its success. In all, an estimated 22,579 Spitfires served in all spheres of the War and afterwards, and whenever a visual reconstruction has occurred of such events, they were generally rewritten to some degree around the aircraft available- almost entirely Spitfires.

That admitted, there remains the fact that the Spitfire was one of, if not the most effective fighters of its time. As an act of engineering it was at the cutting edge of technology from the mid 1930's until nearly 1950, and was extensively developed. It encompasses in one aircraft type most of the major developments of the end of the piston-engined fighter era.

For many people it is simply that the Spitfire is synonymous with the most effective aero engine of the War, the Rolls-Royce Merlin. Others simply admire the beautiful lines of the airframe.

This model has been faithfully reproduced in kiln dried Mahogany. Each is carved, joined and sanded by hand. The deep, rich finish that distinguishes these models from all others is created by the application of up to 35 coats of enamel. The artist then hand paints all of the intricate details onto each model resulting in a final product which is a beautiful authentic wooden aircraft. The model features an open and fully detailed cockpit. The plane is mounted on a metal and mahogany plinth which includes details of the plane on the base.

Scale: 1/28

Size: Length 35 x Width 44 x Height 9cm

Product Code: SKU-702
Availability: In Stock

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