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Supermarine Spitfire MK.IXc MK329 w/ Commander J. E. Johnson, No.144 Wing June 1949 

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John Jenkins Designs 1:30 RAF-01
Supermarine Spitfire MK.IXc MK329 w/ Commander J. E. Johnson, No.144 Wing June 1949
World War II

Historical Note:


Air Vice Marshal James Edgar Johnson, CB, CBE, DSO & Two Bars, DFC & Bar (9 March 1915 – 30 January 2001), nicknamed "Johnnie," was a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot and flying ace. Johnson was credited with 34 individual victories over enemy aircraft, as well as seven shared victories, three shared probable, 10 damaged, three shared damaged and one destroyed on the ground. Johnson flew 700 operational sorties and engaged enemy aircraft on 57 occasions. Included in his list of individual victories were 14 Messerschmitt Bf 109s and 20 Focke-Wulf Fw 190s destroyed making him the most successful RAF ace against the Fw 190. This score made him the highest scoring Western Allied fighter ace against the German Luftwaffe. MK329 was used by Johnnie Johnson, which according to his memoirs he flew twice. Rumor has it that he brought beer to his men in Normandy flying MK329. Johnson mentions that Spitfire MK329 was assembled from wrecked airframes and was a mix-and-match airframe, cobbled together out of spare parts. Johnson scored the bulk of his voctories flying two Spitfires Mk. IX. The first one was EN398 JE-J, in which he shot down 12 aircraft and shared five, plus six damaged while commanding the Kenley Wing. His second plane , MK392, was an LF Mk.IX, in which his tally increased by another 12 aircraft, plus one shared destroyed on the ground. He was to end the war flying another Spitfire Mk XIVe MV268. As a Wing Leader Johnson was entitled to personal code letters and his aircraft were always marked JE- J.

Info: Supermarine Spitfire MK.IXc MK329 w/ Commander J. E. Johnson, No.144 Wing June 1949

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  1. Not that there aren't any other Spitfire models around BUT.... 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 4th Nov 2018

    this 1/30 Spit from Jenkins is the best I've ever seen by far. Superb workmanship, meticulous weathering on an aircraft flown by the British Ace of Aces. Even the packaging is first rate. Five Stars for sure !