Supermarine Spitfire IX – MH434, 222 Sqn RAF, Preserved Duxford 2004 1/48
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Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA8319: Spitfire IX ZD-B/MH434, of 222 Sqn., RAF, Duxford 2004. Production run of only 600 models.
Length 7.75 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches
Spitfire IX ZD-B/MH434 was manufactured in 1943 and delivered in August of that year. The first pilot to fly MH434 was South African Flt. Lt. Henry Lardner-Burke who wasted no time by shooting down an Fw-190 and damaged another on a bomber escort mission on August 27, 1943. By March 1945 when the aircraft stood down it had flown over eighty operational sorties. The aircraft went to the Belgian AF and other owners but ended up being owned and flown by the Old Flying Machine Company based at Duxford. The aircrafts combat life did not end in WW2; it flew ground attack sorties while serving with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) in the far East.
It as also been used in many Hollywood Movies and TV series.
Battle of Britain
The Flaxton Boys
A Bridge Too Far
Hope and Glory
Piece of Cake
Agatha Christie’s Poirot
A Perfect Hero
The Diamond Swords
A Spitfire’s Story
Britain’s Flying Past: The Spitfire
The Monuments Men
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.