Spitfire MK.VIII “Mac III” UP-B/A58-492, RAAF Hobby Master HA8327 Scale 1:48
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Spitfire MK.VIII “Mac III” UP-B/A58-492, RAAF Hobby Master HA8327 Scale 1:48

Spitfire MK.VIII “Mac III” UP-B/A58-492, RAAF Hobby Master HA8327 Scale 1:48

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ETA*

Aug 31, 2024

Availability: In stock

Regular Price: $103.99

Special Price $89.99

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Spitfire MK.VIII “Mac III” UP-B/A58-492, RAAF Hobby Master HA8327 Scale 1:48
Highly detailed Hobby Master model warbird Air Power Series
Scale 1:48
The Mk. IX replaced the Mk. V in June 1942 and on September 12, 1942 a Mk. IX brought down a Ju-86R flying at 43,000 feet. Another major achievement of the Mk. IX took place on October 5, 1944 when 401 Squadron became the first allied aircraft to shoot down an Me-262 jet. Even with the arrival of the Griffon powered Mk. XIV the Mk. IX continued in service until the end of WWII. There were 5,665 Mk. IX Spitfires and its variants produced.

In April 1944 Spitfire Mk. IXe ML407 was built at Castle Bromwich and delivered to the RNZAF 485 Squadron on April 29, 1944 based at ALG Selsey, Sussex. RNZAF 485 Squadron was the first New Zealand squadron to be formed and it was placed under RAF command. On D-Day this aircraft shot down the first enemy aircraft, a Ju-88 over Omaha Beach. The pilot was F/O Johnnie Houlton whose final tally was 7 kills and 4 damaged. In September 1944 the registration ML407 was added to the fuselage.
Additional Info
  • Stock#
    HA8327
  • Brand
    Hobby Master
  • ETA
    Aug 31, 2024
  • Country of Manufacture
  • Scale
    1:48
  • Material
    Die-cast Metal
  • Aircraft Type
    Fixed-Winged
  • Era
    World War II
  • Aircraft
    Spitfire
  • Propulsion
    Propeller-Driven
  • Role
    Fighter / Interception
  • Country
    Great Britain
Warning: Choking Hazard! Contains small parts. Not a toy. Not for children under 3 years.
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