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Supermarine Spitfire Mk I – 234 Sqn,, Robert Doe, RAF Middle Wallop, England, Battle of Britain 1940 1/48


2 in stock


2 in stock

Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA7816: Supermarine Spitfire Mk I X4036 of 234 Sqn,, Robert Doe, RAF Middle Wallop, England, Battle of Britain 1940

Length 7.5 inches Wingspan 9.25 inches

Robert Francis Thomas Doe completed his flight training in November 1939 and joined the 234 Squadron. On August 15 1940 Doe claimed his first victory, a Messerschmitt Bf-110 followed the next day by a Bf-109 and a Dornier Do-18. August 18 saw him claim another Bf-109 and damaging another. Rounding out August Doe shared a Ju-88 on the 21st and destroyed a Bf-109 on the 26th. By the end of WWII Doe had scored 14 kills, 2 shared, 1 probable and 5 damaged. Robert Doe retired in 1966 as a Wing Commander.

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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Weight 1.6 kg