HA7114 Hobbymaster Spitfire XIV MV257, Group Capt. J. E. Johnsson, No 125 Wing, Denmark, June 1945

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HA7114 Hobbymaster Spitfire XIV MV257, Group Capt. J. E. Johnsson, No 125 Wing, Denmark, June 1945

PRICE: £69.99 incl VAT (RRP £94.00, SAVING £24.01)

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Hobbymaster 1/48th Scale
HA7114
Spitfire XIV
MV257
Group Capt. J. E. Johnsson
No 125 Wing
Denmark
June 1945

RRP £94.00

Model Description

Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA7114 Spitfire XIV MV257, Group Capt. J. E. Johnsson, No 125 Wing, Denmark, June 1945. Buy now online at Flying Tigers.

 

Probably one of the best-known fighters of WWII the Spitfire had a big psychological effect at home and in Germany. With its great performance the British were given hope of surviving the Battle of Britain and the German pilots learned to respect its fighting capabilities. The name Spitfire came from a nickname the director of Vickers-Armstrongs had for his spirited daughter. There were 24 marks of the Spitfire and many sub-variants. The Mk. XIV was only an interim variant until the Mk. XVIII could be produced. The Spitfire was the only Allied aircraft in continuous production throughout WWII with 957 Mk. XIVs being produced. The Mk. XIV received several modifications such as a bubble canopy and a modified rear fuselage.

In April 1945 Johnnie Johnson was promoted to Group Captain and placed in command of the No 125 Wing. The squadron used Spitfire XIVs equipped with the latest Griffon engines. On May 8, 1945, shortly after Germany surrendered Johnson and the No 125 Squadron moved to Copenhagen Denmark. His post-war Spitfire was MV257 and was the last Spitfire to carry his initials JE-J. Johnson’s wartime record was 515 sorties, 34 aircraft destroyed, seven shared, three probables, 10 damaged and one shared, destroyed on the ground. All his “kills” were fighters.

RRP £94.00

Weight 750 g
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Model Code: HA7114

Model categories:
1/48th Scale Aircraft and Diorama Accessories, Griffon Powered Spitfires, HobbyMaster Aviation, Hobbymaster 1/48th Scale Aircraft, Military Aviation

Weight 750 g
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Scale

Model Type

Historical Era

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