Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX composite 50cc 2250mm (ARF) (UK Warehouse)
Of all the various marks of the legendary Spitfire, the Mk IX is considered to be probably the finest overal in terms of it's balance of agility, speed and firepower, developed as an answer to the FW190, this iconic version of the Spitfire was one of the best fighters of the war, the Mk IX played a large part in winning Allied air superiority and was so effective, it was still in service until the end of WW2.
This superbly finished Spitfire features a composite fuselage and balsa wings, horizontal stabilizer & rudder. This model has been really well thought out, the 2 pc plug in wings and horizontal stabilizer make the model very practical, both in terms of transportation and field assembly. Another neat feature is the quick realease canopy which features a seperate cockpit, this not only allows easy access to the fuselage, it also gives the modeler the freedom to build a full scale cockpit interior relativley easily. The excellent quality hardware also includes scale details such as radiators, cannon blisters, aerial mast, wheel covers and so on. This model will require retracts (not included) and we have a specially designed, scale full set available for this stunning Spitfire.
This model has an amazingly low flying weight as a result of good design and build quality, performance with a 50cc gas engine fitted will be amazing, large, scale 300ft loops and so on will be the order of the day, the Spit also lends itself to a practical electric power conversion as the batteries can be accessed so easily. There is no doubt, this beautiful Spit is an amazing giant scale model, in fact with a little work, it would be super scale/show standard, yet at a price that makes it affordable to many warbird fans, the sight of this Spitfire "beating up" your club field will make you the envy of you fellow pilots!
Just to update the review I left of this model
I did complain to HK and in what can only be described as jaw dropping I was told to send it back undamaged and in original box and that according to them is it SOLVED
Not one of my issues was addressed and if that is the attitude I will be taking it up with my credit card company
TRY ACTUALLY SPEAKING TO YOUR CUSTOMERS NOT JUST SENDING A STANDARD E-MAIL AND THEN MARKING IT AS SOLVED
i feel so sorry for you freewuns, you deserve this model in your country as your forefathers were over here flying the real thing during ww2
we thank them for the support and sacrifice made
best regards gary
Now that's a really nice looking model! Do you have the the retracts to go with the model available and can we Please have a nice big T28 Trojan ...... And again available in the AU warehouse thanks guys keep uP the good work!