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Witty Sky Guardians (Series 1) WTW72002-12
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Diecast Model
RAF No.145 (Polish) Sqn, North Africa, Spring 1943

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX   5.25"   6.25"

The German Focke-Wulf Fw190 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 MkVIII Spitfire, a much refined version of the MkV, was only in the early stages of production and it was put on hold. Instead, as a temporary stop-gap, measure beginning in 1942, Vickers fitted Spitfire MkVs with a larger Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, a two-stage supercharger and intercooler and a four-bladed propeller. This stop-gap Spitfire, the MkIX, actually stayed in production through 1944 and was produced in much larger numbers (5,665) than the MkVIII (1,658). There were three versions of the MkIX: 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.

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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Witty's 1:72 scale Spitfire series is a beautiful addition to any WWII fighter aircraft collection. Constructed almost entirely of diecast metal, this model has subtle panel line details, a correctly-rendered diecast metal exhaust stack and exceptionally crisp pad-printed placards and unit markings. The wing's structural detail can be seen inside the wheel wells. Releases in this series include the Mk IX and Mk V variants, with a B wingófeaturing reinforcement strakes on the top/near the rootóor a C wingówith drilled machine gun ports on the leading edge. Both wings feature solid metal cannons. Each release includes a display stand bearing details such as the aircraft's name, operator or type.

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Witty Sky Guardians (Series 1)

The Witty "Wings" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft. Witty have earned a reputation for producing high-quality models that can be displayed right out of the box.

Witty "Wings" (Series 1) 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.
  • Permanently extended landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic fixed ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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