Forces of Valor 1:32 Scale Enthusiast Series Planes U.K. Spitfire MK IX No. 132 Wing [Netherlands]
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Name: U.K. Spitfire MK IX No. 132 Wing
Series: Forces of Valor 1:32 Scale Enthusiast Series Planes
For ages: 4 and up
Details (Description): The German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 single-seat fighter appeared suddenly and in large numbers in the skies over Northern France during the summer of 1941. Britain scrambled to create an airplane equal to this powerful, agile, high-altitude adversary. The Mk. VIII, a much refined version of the Mk V, was only in the early stages of production, and it was on hold. Instead, as a temporary stopgap measure beginning in 1942, Vickers fitted Spitfire Mk V's with a larger Rolls-Royce Merlin engine. Also fitted were a two-stage supercharger, intercooler, and a four-bladed propeller. This stopgap Spitfire, the Mk IX, actually stayed in production through 1944. There were three versions of the Mk IX: The LF (low-altitude) had clipped wings, the F was the standard fighter version, and the HF (high-altitude) had extended wings and a pressurized cockpit.
This die cast 1:32 scale version of the U. K. Spitfire MK IX depicts the No. 132 Wing aircraft as it was seen over the Netherlands in 1945.
This Spitfire aircraft is approximately 12 inches long with a 13 inch wingspan.
This 1:32 scale U.K. Spitfire MK IX is part of Forces Of Valor's Enthusiast Edition series, which is the extremely detailed version of this aircraft.