The Legendary 1936 Spitfire Fighter Airplane Model Dimensions 23.5" L x 29.75" Wing span x 6.75" H This beautiful model, built in aircraft aluminum, comes complete with stand or it can just as easily sit proud on your desk, sideboard or coffee table with it's undercarriage down. The legendary Spitfire fighter plane was introduced in 1936. The short-range, high-performance, single-seat aircraft gained notoriety in defense against Luftwaffe attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940. As a mainstay of the royal Air Force Fighter Command its speed and maneuverability were essential to carrying out its missions across the European and South-East Asian WWII theaters. The Spitfire was beloved by pilots, and in its many variants it served as trainer, interceptor, fighter-bomber and carrier-based fighter during the 1939-45 conflict. Its iconic status among enthusiasts has held strong in the ensuing years since its retirement from active service in the 1950's.
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