Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set 1:48

Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set 1:48

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Supermarine Spitfire MkVb Messerschmitt Bf109E Dogfight Doubles Gift Set 1:48

New Tool

$39.99

Item Code: A50160

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Between June 1940 and November 1942 the small but strategically important island of Malta, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, became the most heavily bombed place on earth when first Italian and then German bombers attempted to force the island to surrender.

Merchant shipping convoys were also attacked in an attempt to prevent the island being re-supplied with food and military equipment. Initially Malta’s only defending fighter aircraft were outdated Gloster Gladiators and then Hawker Hurricanes but at the height of the battle, cannon armed and tropicalized Spitfire Mk.Vbs were used to intercept the German Junkers Ju88 and Ju87 Stuka dive bombers which were escorted by Messerschmitt Bf109Es. It became a struggle that was in some ways similar to the Battle of Britain. Eventually at the end of 1942, the war in North Africa had been won by the Allies so Malta was no longer of such important to the Axis powers and the bombing stopped allowing the starving civil population to be re-supplied by sea.

Paint Scheme – Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, No. 229 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Qrendi, Malta, December 1942 and Messerschmitt Bf109E-7, aircraft flown by Oberleutnant Joachim Muncheberg, 7./JG26 “Schlageter”, Gela, Sicily, Spring 1941.

Contents:
•    10 x Acrylic Paints
•    2 x Brushes
•    2 x Poly Cement
•    Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb: L195 x W232 - Pieces 151
•    Messerschmitt Bf109E-7: L183 x W205 - Pieces 107

Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes.

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y Technical Specification & Detail

Scale 1:48
Skill 2
Flying Hours 3
Number of Parts 258
Dimensions (mm) Details below
Age Suitability 8+

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Hello! I am loving these models! However, I would like to understand what is the purpose of pieces D19 and D18 that go under the fuselage and near the carburetor intake? I understand it is an alternative part, but I did not see this piece in other models. Thanks in advance!

Posted by Eduardo Fonseca on 5th Jul 2017

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Are these two kits inside from the New Tool edition?

Posted by Nikola Rađenović on 14th Dec 2015

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sssss 5

I'd rather fly the spit!!!!

a great kit. modeling on the spit and mesher is really crisp and there is NO flash (awesome) and the cockpits were well made. the breakdown was well executed. 5/5

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sssss 5

Nice kit!

This is a very good, although since it was my first model kit ever, it didn't turn out quite as it should have!

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sssss 5

Airfix kits are now stunning!

This kit went together like it was Lego. Hardly any filler was needed. The quality of the tooling is exceptional, especially when you consider the price (You can find this kit for a shade over £20 online). Two minor points: The decals took a lot of persuasion to settle down and the rear wheel only comes weighted. No good if you want the planes in air! Loved it so much that I have sourced an RAF and Japanese version from the Airfix club.

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