The Spitfire was designed by Reginald Mitchell of The Supermarine Aviation Works and is arguably the most elegant but deadly aircraft of World War 2. The beautiful fuselage curves, the distinctive elliptical wings, plus its legendary service in action, make it one of the most recognisable and loved aircraft in the world. The prototype first flew from Eastleigh Aerodrome, near Southampton, England in March 1936. This kit is designed for you to build a traditionally constructed, rubber powered, free flight model of a Spitfire Night fighter. This kit includes the materials (other than paints) to complete the authentic scheme of an all black night fighter Spitfire that served in the 111 Squadron that flew from RAF Debden in 1941.
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Wingspan - 18" (460mm)
Three balsa sheets with precise laser cut parts and strip wood. PVA glue for building the wooden frames. One 150mm diameter plastic propeller. One pre-bent motor hook and shaft. Three low friction plastic nose bushings - one for the propeller and two for the undercarriage wheels. One vacuum formed canopy and spinner. Piano wire for the main undercarriage and tail wheel legs. One motor peg (cocktail stick or toothpick). Rubber motor strip. Tissue to cover the model. Parts reference sheet (W), full size summary plan sheet (X), scheme diagram sheet (Y) and scheme markings (Z) printed on lightweight paper.