Airfix A12001A Supermarine Spitfire MKla 1/24

Airfix Model Kit




The immortal Spitfire was the most famous fighter of the second world war and one
of the greatest warplanes of all time. When the Battle of Britain began in the summer
of 1940 there were nineteen squadrons of Spitfires in action. The two Spitfires for
which markings are supplied represent different moments of the battle as it raged
from the hot summer days into the cold winter of 1940.
The first is thee iconic DW-K of No.160 ‘County Of Chester’ Squadron, with it’s large
code letters and oversized roundels that instantly evoke the Battle of Britain. Based
at Biggin Hill, DW-K was initially believed to be P9495 (included in this kit) which
joined the squadron in June 1940 and was eventually damaged in a dogfight with a
Messerschmitt 109 in August 1940, with the codes then transferred to another
The aircraft is X4561, QJ-B of No. 92 Squadron based at Manston, Kent, December
1940 and reflects the changes to operational camouflage at the time with the underside
of the port wing being painted black as a recognition aid.

Scale: 1/24
Skill Level: 3
Length: 468mm
Width: 381mm
Parts: 156
Paint and Glue Required