EDKR013 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Royal Class

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EDKR013 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Royal Class
Product Code: EDKR013
Brand: Eduard
WAS: £65.20
OUR PRICE:£45.80
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The Spitfire Mk IX was made from a Mk Vc airframe and a Rolls Royce 60 Series Merlin engine with 2 stage supercharger. It was done to provide a temporary counter to the German Fw190, which was vastly superior to the Mk V Spitfires. However, the conversion was a success straight away and it became the second most produce Spitfire mark after the Mk V. It was good enough to keep the definitive Merlin Spitfire, the Mk VIII, from being manufactured in huge numbers! There was also a similar Spitfire, the Mk XVI, which was powered by a Packard built Merlin engine.The Spitfire Mk IX and XVI were in front line service until the end of WW2 and some still served after the war despite the superior Griffon powered Spitfires and also the Hawker Tempest being in service.   

Eduard are a Czech based manufacturer famed for their model accessories. They have in the last few years released a successful range of kits. 

This is an extensive set where you get 4 plastic Spitfire kits in one box! You can make a combination of the Mk IXc early and late models and a Mk IXe. There is canopy/wheel mask and Colour photo etch metal parts for each kit, plus markings for 15 different aircraft of the RAF, RAAF, RCAF, USAAF, Russian + Israeli. Some of the markings for RAF Spitfires are Norwegian and Free French squadrons, giving it wide appeal. There are also 4 pairs of resin wheels and a pair of beer kegs. As a bonus, you get a beer glass and mat.