Airfix 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire FR Mk.XIV

Product code: AX05135
Kit Features;
  • 2 x marking options -
  1. Aircraft flown by Squadron Leader James Bernard Prendergast, No.414 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, B156 Luneburg, Germany, May/June 1945.
  2. No.II (AC) Squadron, Royal Air Force, Second Tactical Air Force, RAF Buckeburg, Germany, 1950-51.
  • Paint call outs for Humbrol
  • Length 206mm, Width 209mm, 118 parts
  • Pilot figure included
  • Canopy open or closed option
  • Wheels up or down option
  • 2019 new tooled kit

The Spitfire Mk.XIV was developed to improve on the high altitude performance of the Spitfire Mk.XII by using the new 65-series twin-stage supercharged Rolls Royce Griffon engine. As the airframe was developed, more & more modifications were made such as the cutback fuselage, bubble canopy & the 'E' wing which featured clipped wingtips & an improved armament.

To many this was the ultimate Spitfire. A powerful brute of a machine that could climb at over 5,000ft per minute & achieve a top speed of 446mph (718kph). While operational pilots often found the new machine to be somewhat tricky to handle, once mastered it proved to be a tremendous fighting machine, able to complete on equal terms with almost anything the Luftwaffe had to offer.

GTIN 5055286649646
Brand Airfix
Product Code AX05135
Weight 0.29kg