Hobby Master 1/48 Air Power Series HA7816 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I "Battle of Britain" X4036/D-AZ, P/O Robert Doe, No.234 Squadron, Middle Wallop, August 1940. 1/48 Scale Diecast Model, Size: 9.25" Wingspan & 7.5" Long, Optional Up & Down Landing Gear, Armaments & Display Stand Are Included.
The Supermarine Spitfire is a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during, and after World War II. Many variants of the Spitfire were built, using several wing configurations, and it was produced in greater numbers than any other British aircraft. It was also the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war. The Spitfire continues to be popular among enthusiasts; nearly 60 remain airworthy, and many more are static exhibits in aviation museums throughout the world. Primary Role: Fighter / Interceptor 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.
MAY 2021 RELEASE
|Size:||9.25" Wingspan & 7.25" Long|
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