Product Code: HA7816

Hobbymaster – 1:48 Spitfire Mk.I ‘Battle of Britain’ X4036/ D-AZ No.234 Squadron Middle Wallop 1940 Diecast Model

£65.99

Dimensions: 19 × 23.4 × 7.3 cm

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Hobbymaster 1:48 Spitfire MkI Battle of Britain no.234 Middle Wallop 1940 Diecast Model HA7816
Hobbymaster – 1:48 Spitfire Mk.I ‘Battle of Britain’ X4036/ D-AZ No.234 Squadron Middle Wallop 1940 Diecast Model

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General Background
The Spitfire Mk.1 first became operational in July 1938. At the beginning of WWII 9 RAF squadrons were equipped with the Mk.1’s. By June 1940 the Mk.1 was being replaced by the faster long-range Mk.II but not before the Mk.I had bore the brunt of the Battle of Britain. The Mk.I also flew protective cover over the evacuation of Dunkirk. The Mk.1A had 8 machine guns instead 4, a bulged canopy, a 3-blade propeller, self-sealing fuel tanks, armored windscreen and armor plating in front of and behind the pilot.
The Aircraft
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.
Specifications:
Basic Information :
Role: Interceptor Fighter
Mk.1A Produced: 1,536
Crew: one
Performance:
Engine: 1 x Rolls-Royce Merlin III, liquid-cooled, V12
HP @ Altitudes – 1,030 hp @ 16,250 ft (4,953 m)
880 HP @ take-off
Speed:
Maximum @ 20,000 ft (6,100 m): 353 mph (568 kph)
Cruising: 210 mph (338 kph)
RoC (Rate of Climb):
Initial: 2,530 ft/min (771 m/min)
Time to 20,000 ft (6,096 m): 9 minutes 25 seconds
Service Ceiling: 31,900 ft (9,723 m)
Normal Range: 395 miles (637 km)
Endurance: 1.78 hrs
Weight:
Empty: 5,040 lb (2,286 kg)
Full: 6,150 lb (2,789 kg)
Dimensions:
Length: 29 ft 11 in. (9.12 m)
Height to tip of propeller: 11 ft 5 in. (3.48 m)
Wingspan: 36 ft 10 in. (11.23 m)
Armament: 8 x 0.303 in. (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 300 rounds/gun