Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX Fighter Aircraft with Commander J.E. Johnnie Johnson Figure 144 Wing RCAF Spitfire Beer Truck D-Day Operation Overlord Normandy June 1944 The Aviation Archive Series 1-72 Scale Diecast Model
The Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX was a British fighter aircraft that saw extensive service during World War II. It was a development of the earlier Spitfire Mk.V and featured a more powerful engine and improved armament. One of the most notable pilots to fly the Spitfire Mk.IX was Wing Commander J.E. Johnson, who flew the aircraft during the later stages of the war.
Johnson was an ace pilot, credited with shooting down 38 enemy aircraft during his time in the RAF. He flew the Spitfire Mk.IX with great success, earning the nickname "Johnnie" and becoming one of the most respected pilots of the war. Johnson's aircraft was marked with the code "MJ711" and the letters "JX-B," which has become one of the most iconic markings of the Spitfire.
The Spitfire Mk.IX was used in a variety of conflicts during World War II, including the Normandy landings, the Battle of Britain and the Mediterranean Theatre. It was known for its speed and maneuverability, making it an effective fighter in both offensive and defensive operations.
For model enthusiasts, the 1:72 scale Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX W/Cdr. J.E. Johnson is a must-have addition to any collection. This beautifully detailed model captures the essence of the iconic aircraft, from its sleek lines to its distinctive markings. With its rich history and legendary performance, the Spitfire Mk.IX is a true classic of the World War II era and the "Johnnie" Johnson version is a fitting tribute to one of the greatest pilots of the war. Whether you're a history buff or a model enthusiast, this Spitfire model is a perfect addition to your collection. Features
- Detailed exterior
- True-to-scale detail
- Includes display stand
- Officially licensed product
- Diecast metal and plastic construction for durability and a heavy, realistic feel
- It is a highly detailed and accurate model, perfect for collectors and enthusiasts of military history
- Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels, and surface details for an authentic representation of the real-life airplane
- Scale: 1-72 Scale
- Approximately Dimension: 6" W x 5.25" L
- Weight: 3 lbs