Presenting a unique collection of museum quality artifacts dating from early to mid century flight. Desktop and space-suspended plane models finished in silk fabric or made in aluminum.
- flat metal sheet attached to a metal frame;
- functioning ailerons and tail rudder;
- fully detailed cockpit;
- stand included;
The legendary Spitfire fighter plane was introduced in 1936. The short-range, high-performance, single-seat aircraft gained notoriety in defense against Luftwaffe attacks during the Battle of Britain in 1940. As a mainstay of the Royal Air Force Fighter Command its speed and maneuverability were essential to carrying out its missions across the European and South-East Asian WWII theaters. The Spitfire was beloved by pilots, and many variants it served as trainer, interceptor, fighter-bomber and carrier-based fighter during 1939-45 conflict. Its iconic status among enthusiasts has held strong in the ensuing years since its retirement from active service in 1950’s.