Designed by R. J. Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Super marine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin power plant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory. It flew operationally on every front between 1939 and 1945 and was engaged in every one of the Royal Air Force's major actions. This 1/48 scale, die cast model from Hobby Master replicates the famous aircraft, and features realistic panel lines and surface details, authentic markings, an opening canopy that reveals a well-equipped cockpit, interchangeable landing gear, and a display stand. 9 ¼" wingspan.