Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire is often regarded as the most famous British airplane of World War II. Belgians, Free French, Poles, Czechs, Americans, and British Commonwealth countries used the fighter. The Eagle Squadron was one of the best known of these foreign units. Composed of American volunteers, the first Eagle Squadron was officially formed on October 19, 1940. They flew Hurricanes until they could be equipped with Spitfires. When the United States entered the war, there were three squadrons of Eagles. On September 29, 1942, these squadrons became the 334th, 335th, and 336th Squadrons of the 4th Fighter Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force and were re-equipped with American fighter craft.  Spitfires took part in operations in the Middle East, North Africa, India, Burma, Australia, and Russia. The neutral governments of Portugal and Turkey were also equipped with Spitfires. When the war ended, the Spitfire was the only airplane that had been in continuous production throughout the waró20,351 had rolled off the assembly lines.
     The Spitfire was the end product of many years of design development at the Supermarine works at Woolston, England. There, Reginald J. Mitchell designed racers to enter in the Schneider Trophy Races, with the British government subsidizing the project. Mitchell designed every British winner after World War I, and on September 13, 1931, his S.6B brought the Schneider Cup permanently home to Britain by winning the third consecutive race.  See Supermarine Racer
     The Supermarine Spitfire is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in the World War II Aviation exhibition.  One is also on display at the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IIB 
Beautiful model from our Premier Series.  1/20th scale.  15" wingspan by 18.5" long.
  No. AEG3D-BR.  Only $169.95
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX
Premier Series.  Same size as above.
  No. AEG3D-CR.  Only $169.96
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Premier Series.  Same size as above.
  No. AEG3D-AR.  Only $169.96
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
(Shown at left)
From our Deluxe Series.  1/24th scale.
18.6" wingspan by 14.75" long.
  No. AEG3D-DX.  Only $139.95  
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VB
From our Standard Series
1/32nd scale.  13.5" wingspan x 11.5" long.
  No. AEG23D-ST.  Only $119.95
Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1
From our Standard Series
1/48th scale.  9" wingspan by 6" long.
  No. AEG3D-JR  Only $69.95
 
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