First flown in 1936, the Supermarine Spitfire is the most legendary and famous fighter plane in history. It was a complex and high tech plane for the 1930’s and was difficult to produce in numbers at first, however when war arrived the production problems were eventually sorted and it was produced in greater number than any other allied fighter. Indeed it was the only Allied fighter in constant production in WW2. It was also capable of development and this development kept it in line with the best fighters from other nations. The Spitfire rose to fame during the Battle of Britain. Despite the Hurricane being more numerous and shooting down more enemy planes, it was the Spitfire that captured the world’s imagination, something which it still does today.
The Seafire was a navalised Spitfire, with navy equipment such as an arrestor hook for landing on aircraft carriers. The first Seafire was the Mk.Ib, which were converted from Spitfire Mk V.b's. The Seafire Mk.Ib was used on several Royal Navy carriers such as HMS Formidable, they were also used to support the 'Torch' landings in North Africa flying from HMS Furious.
This is a brand new tool kit based on the recent KPM Spitfire I/II and Vb kits. As such it is well detailed with fine engraved panel lines and detailed interior. Decals are included for 3 different Royal Navy aircraft.