2 in stock
2 in stock
Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA7852: Supermarine Spitfire Mk V EP689 of 601 Sqn RAF, Libya, December 1942. Production run of only 500 models.
Length 7.5 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches
In August 1941 the No. 601 Squadron “County of London” was equipped with the Bell Airacobra but it proved to be the wrong aircraft for European warfare so in March 1942 the squadron re-equipped with sixteen Spitfire Vb’s and added some Spitfire Vc’s in June. In April 1943 the 601 was involved in the defence of Malta before moving to Libya with a final destination of Egypt. Throughout 1942 and until June 1943 when they returned to Malta the 601 made twenty six moves.
Supermarine Spitfire Mk V
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.