Supermarine Spitfire Mk.1
1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I
Overall length = 191 mm The photo shows the assembled and painted kit
[Britain's Eternal Masterpiece] The Spitfire was the main fighter of the Royal Air Force during World War II. The beautiful elliptical main wings and tight fuselage were much more sophisticated in terms of structure and aerodynamics than fighters of the same era, and the Rolls-Royce Merlin liquid-cooled engine, which is famous as a masterpiece engine, was installed. The prototype aircraft first flew in March 1936, and the first mass-produced Mk.I began deploying to troops in August 1938. In the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, when Britain faced a crisis of national survival, Mk.I defended Britain from the onslaught of the German Air Force as the core of the fighter squadron. The Luftwaffe took a lot of damage and decided to postpone the British landing operation indefinitely. Due to this success, the Spitfire came to be called a "national rescue fighter" by the British public.
[About the Model] This is a plastic model assembly kit of the Spitfire Mk.I. ★1/48 scale, total length 191mm, width 235mm. ★Accurate modeling of beautiful curved surfaces based on in-depth research on the actual machine. ★Mk.I equipped parts such as front canopy, sighting device, antenna support, pitot tube, etc. are available. ★The interior of the cockpit without floorboards is precisely reproduced. ★Canopy can be opened or closed. A part of the fuselage is largely divided, and dedicated parts are prepared for each of the canopy open state and closed state. It does not impair the sense of scale even in the open state. ★A set of 3 types of slide marks that can reproduce the battle of Britain participation aircraft, the Dynamo (Dunkirk withdrawal support) operation participation aircraft, and the early markings before the outbreak of World War II. ★Comes with a seated pilot figure.