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Supermarine Spitfire Mk V RAF No.417 Sqn, BR487, Tunisia, 1943 

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Supermarine Spitfire Mk V RAF No.417 Sqn, BR487, Tunisia, 1943
Scale:
1:48
Length:
7.5"
Width:
9.25"
Composition:
Diecast
SKU:
HM-HA7851
Period:
World War II


Historical Note:

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The RCAF 417 Squadron “City of Windsor” was formed in England in November 1941 as part of RAF Fighter Command and flew the Spitfire MkVb and Vc between October 1942 and September 1943. In June 1942 the 417 Squadron was transferred to Egypt as part of the Desert Air Force to provide support to the British Eighth Army. In April 1943 the 417 Squadron became the only Canadian in the Desert Air Force and provided close support throughout Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. The squadron was disbanded on June 30, 1945. The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts; nearly 60 remain airworthy, and many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world. The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works, which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928. Mitchell pushed the Spitfire's distinctive elliptical wing designed by Beverley Shenstone to have the thinnest possible cross-section, helping give the aircraft a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Mitchell continued to refine the design until his death in 1937, whereupon his colleague Joseph Smith took over as chief designer, overseeing the Spitfire's development through its multitude of variants.

Info: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V Diecast Model RAF No.417 Sqn, BR487, Tunisia, 1943


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  1. Unique iteration 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Jun 2019

    Well appointed model; Mark Vb. Haven't seen many of these lately. Paint and details are spot on. A welcomed addition to my North Africa collection.