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Forces of Valor 812005D
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Diecast Model
RAF No.145 Sqn, EN315, Eugeniusz Horbaczewski, La Fouconnerie, Tunisia, April 1943

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

Eugeniusz Horbaczewski was a Polish fighter pilot, a flying ace of World War II. According to official lists, Horbaczewski was the third highest scoring Polish fighter ace, with 16.5 confirmed kills (16 individual and one shared) and one probable kill. He was awarded several decorations, among others Virtuti Militari IV class (posthumously) and V class, four times Polish Cross of Valour, Distinguished Service Order (posthumously) and Distinguished Flying Cross (twice).

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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Forces of Valor's 1:72 scale Spitfire is constructed almost entirely from diecast metal, with exceptionally crisp panel lines and rivet details across the surface of the model. The side engine cowlings are removable, revealing a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine with fine details such as correctly-rendered exhaust stacks, riveted framing and hand-painted wires. The hand-painted pilot figure is clearly visible through the Malcolm-hood shaped canopy, and simulated fabric-stretched control surfaces can be seen at the rear of the model. The 20mm cannon barrels and antenna are flexible, making them resistant to breakage.

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Forces of Valor

The Waltersons "Forces of Valor" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aicraft.

Waltersons "Forces of Valor" 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.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
  • Fixed display stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
  • Detailed pilots and crew members.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.

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