Loading... Please wait...

Spitfire Mk IX RAF No.145 (Polish) Sqn, Stanislaw Skalski 

  • Image 1
$39.95
SKU:
WTY-72002-11
Brand:
Shipping:
Calculated at checkout
Quantity:


Witty Wings 1:72 72002-11
Spitfire Mk IX RAF No.145 (Polish) Sqn, Stanislaw Skalski
Scale:
1:72
Length:
5"
Width:
6.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
WTY-72002-11


Historical Note:

1943 Desert Camo ZX-6/EN315 - The German Focke-Wulf FW-190 single-seat fighter appeared suddenly and in large numbers in the skies over Northern France during the summer of 1941. Britain scrambled to create an airplane equal to this powerful, agile, high-altitude adversary. The Mk VIII, a much-refined version of the Mk V, was only in the early stages of production, and it was put on hold. Instead, as a temporary stopgap measure beginning in 1942, Vickers fitted Spitfire Mk V's with a larger Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, a two-stage supercharger and intercooler, and a four-bladed propeller. This stopgap Spitfire, the Mk IX, actually stayed in production through 1944, and was produced in much larger numbers (5,665) than the Mk VIII (1,658). There were three versions of the Mk IX: the LF (low-altitude) had a clipped wing; the F was the standard fighter version; and the HF (high-altitude) had extended wings and a pressurized cockpit.


Write your own product review

Product Reviews

This product hasn't received any reviews yet. Be the first to review this product!