HA7115 Hobbymaster Spitfire XIV RM787/CG, Wg Cdr. Colin Gray, Lympne, Oct 1944
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Hobbymaster 1/48th Scale
Wg Cdr. Colin Gray
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Hobbymaster 1/48th scale HA7115 Spitfire XIV RM787/CG, Wg Cdr. Colin Gray, Lympne, Oct 1944. 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 August 1944 Colin Falkland Gray became the Wing Commander of the Lympne Wing and led it until January 1945. The Lympne Wing was equipped with the Spitfire XIV Gray was assigned RM787 and being Wing Commander he was able to use his own initials on the aircraft. The Lympne Wing operations saw them over France and Holland and the latter part of the year they provided bomber escort to Germany. With 27 victories Gray was the most successful New Zealander with 27 aerial victories.
Model Code: HA7115