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Xtrakit Supermarine Spitfire Mk.22
Xtrakit 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.22. New
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Xtrakit 1/72 Supermarine Spitfire Mk.22. New. RRP £9.99
Includes decals for PK542, pilot J. Quill, Daily Express race – May 1951, four variations, PK674/L, No. 73 Sqn. RAF, Ta kali, Malta. PK331 RAT-E, No. 613 Sqn. Royal Auxiliary Air Force.
The Spitfire was designed as a short-range, high-performance interceptor aircraft by R. J. Mitchell, chief designer at Supermarine Aviation Works (which operated as a subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrong from 1928). In accordance with its role as an interceptor, Mitchell supported the development of the Spitfire’s distinctive elliptical wing (designed by B.Shenstone) to have the thinnest possible cross-section; this thin wing enabled the Spitfire to have a higher top speed than several contemporary fighters, including the Hawker Hurricane. Mitchell continued to refine the design until his death in 1937, whereupon his colleague Joseph Smith took over as chief designer, overseeing the development of the Spitfire through its multitude of variants.
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