The Supermarine Spitfire remains one of the classic fighter aircraft of all time, and certainly one of the most instantly recognisable. In Great Britain it has become a part of folklore – the aeroplane that saved the skies 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.
The Spitfire was one of, if not the most effective fighters of its time, and 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.
This spitfire model is a dramatic and faithful reproduction in aircraft aluminium and has stunning details and a fully detailed cockpit with a sliding canopy. The spitfire model can be mounted on the metal plinth supplied or can stand resplendent on its own wheels. The wings are packed separately for transit and require minor assembly.
Size: Length 60.5cm, Width 75.5cm
Model height: 17cm
Height on stand: 43cm