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Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV - Model Kit

Airfix - 1:48 Scale
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Description

Airfix: Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV – 1:48 Scale Model Kit

Continuing the wartime development of the famous Supermarine Spitfire, the Mk.XIV saw the classic shape of Mitchell’s ce­lebrated fighter paired with the awesome power of the new Rolls Royce Griffon engine. The resultant aircraft was superb and one of the RAF’s most capable fighters of WWII, proving particularly successful when employed against the V-1 flying bomb attacks which Germany launched against southern Britain, from the summer of 1944.

The adoption of the Rolls-Royce Griffon engine provided the Spitfire with a significant increase in performance, but not without presenting Supermarine designers and pilots converting to the aircraft with a few challenges. Installation of the new engine in the existing Spitfire airframe required a redesign of both the front and rear sections of the aircraft and the use of a distinctive five bladed Rotol propeller. Pilots used to flying Merlin engined versions of the aircraft would find the Griffon turned in the propeller in the opposite direction and whilst the earlier aircraft tended to veer to the left on take-off, the Griffon powered machines would veer in the opposite direction – if the pilot forgot and applied their usual corrective inputs, their first flight could be a particularly short and uncomfortable one.

Specifics:

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Skill Level: 2
  • Flying Hours: 2
  • Number of Parts: 118
  • Dimensions (mm): 206 × 209
  • Age Range: 8+

Requires glue & paint for assembly (Modelling equipment sold separately)

Release date NZ
July 31st, 2019
Brand
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Scale
1/48
Box Dimensions (mm)
360x185x50
UPC
5055286649646
Product ID
31101387

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