This is an injection-plastic aircraft model kit.
The immortal Spitfire was the most famous fighter of the Second World War and one of the greatest warplanes of all time. When the Battle of Britain began in the summer of 1940 there were nineteen squadrons of Spits in action. The two Spitfires for which markings are supplied represent different moments of the battle as it raged from the hot summer days into the cold winter of 1940.
The first is the iconic DW-K of No.610 'County of Chester' Squadron, with its large code letters and oversized roundels that instantly evoke the Battle of Britain. Based at Biggin Hill, squadron code DW-K was initially believed to be displayed on the aircraft P9495 (included in this kit) which joined the squadron in June 1940, and was eventually damaged in a dogfight with a Messerchimitt 109 in August 1940, these code were then transferred to another Spitfire.
This fabulous model has a detailed cockpit, Merlin engine, gun ports and other extensive details.
Included are markings for:
- No.610 (County of Chester) Squadron, No.13 Group, Royal Air Force Biggin Hill, England, July 1940
- No.92 Squadron, Royal Air Force Manston, Kent, England, December 1940