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Status: OCT 2014 RE-STOCK

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series HA8307
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Diecast Model
RCAF No.412 Sqn, George Beurling, RAF Biggin Hill, England, January 1944

1:48 Scale   Length   Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX   7.75"   9.25"


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George “Buzz or Screwball” Beurling accumulated 27 victories on Malta during 1942 and was wounded. In September 1943 George joined the 403 Squadron RCAF for a brief period before moving to the 412 Squadron RCAF as Flight Commander. Beurling was a nonconformist and without clearance would sometimes break from formation and attack an enemy aircraft. George Beurling was a master of deflection shooting and in April 1944 when he returned to Canada to promote war bonds he had a total of 31 victories. During the bond campaign George was so graphic about his victories that his involvement was cancelled. Somewhat ironically Beurling survived many encounters with enemy fighters during WWII only to be killed in 1948 while taking off in a Noorduyn Norseman. The aircraft engine shut down while departing the Aeroporto dell'Urbe in Rome en route to Israel.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX

Designed by R.J.Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Supermarine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin powerplant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory. The Spitfire had 40 major variants and was built in greater numbers than any other British aircraft of the time. It flew operationally on every front between 1939 and 1945 and was engaged in every one of the Royal Air Force's major actions.

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Hobby Master's 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk I is cleverly designed to provide the collector with a reasonably-priced, top quality product with just the right number of features. This beautiful model features a canopy that slides open or is removable, providing a clear view of the pad-printed gauges and correctly-rendered control stick with loop stick grip. The all-metal propeller spins freely and the engine exhaust stack has been separately applied. The near-solid metal wing has hinged metal landing gear with integrated metal gear doors, and the wing root fairing is integrated in the wing's casting, which creates a flawless transition between the fuselage and the near-razor thin trailing edge.

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Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

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