Quattro Combo Royal Class edition of Spitfire Mk.IX in 72nd scale based on 2016 tool. In the early months of 1942, with the clear superiority of the Focke Wulf Fw 190 over the Spitfire VB, there was much pressure to get Spitfires into production using the new two-stage supercharged Merlin 61 engine. In September 1941 the Spitfire Mk III prototype N3297 had been converted by Rolls-Royce at their Hucknall plant to take a Merlin 60, which had been specifically designed for use in the Wellington Mk VI high altitude bomber. The performance of the Spitfire IX is outstandingly better than the Spitfire V especially at heights above 20,000 feet. In production until the end of the war, grand totals of 5.739 Spitfire Mk. IX. Czechoslovak pilots met Spitfire IX during their service with RAF. Czechoslovak goverment purchased some 70 aircraft for new post war Czechoslovak Air Force.
Box contains plastic parts for 4 kits - Spitfire Mk.IXc (early + late) and Spitfire Mk.IXe. Bonus item of this Royal Class is a beer glass with Spitfire design.
Plastic parts: Eduard
No. of decal options: 14
Decals: Cartograf + Eduard stencils
PE parts: Yes, color
Painting mask: Yes
Resin: 2 pairs of 5 spoke wheels and 2 pairs of 4 spoke wheels with smooth tire, 2 beer barrels
The colors (on request)
Glue for plastic models