Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX – Carl Jacob Stousland, Hellenic Air Force, Greece 1947 1/48
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Hobby Master 1/48 scale HA8322: Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX serial MJ755 as flown by Carl Jacob Stousland of the Hellenic Air Force, Greece, 1947. Production run of only 350 models.
Length 7.75 inches. Wingspan 9.25 inches
Spitfire Mk. IX MJ755 was delivered to 43 Squadron RAF in August 1944. In 1947 approximately 120 Spitfires; including MJ755 were transferred to the Hellenic Air Force equipping three Squadrons. By 1954 all Spitfires were retired from service and eventually scrapped; all but MJ755 that was stored and eventually became the gate guard at Tatoi AB and then moved to the Hellenic Air Force Museum. It was decided to make the plane airworthy so in 2018 it was shipped to Biggin Hill for a total restoration.
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.