Spitfire 1a - 1201

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Spitfire 1a

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The description below is taken from the Airfix catalogue this kit was first seen in. There is also extra information underneath the main catalogues description including the changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The magnificent Spitfire is the first of a series of models in the new large 1/24 scale. Over 150 parts are included in the kit which features a super detailed Rolls-Royce Merlin engine beneath removeable panels, eight Browning machine guns complete with ammunition boxes and full cockpit detail. Two sets of transfers are provided to give a choice of authentic Battle of Britain markings and soft tyres.

The propeller can be powered with a special No. 1201M electric motor (obtainable separately) - Taken from the 8th edition catalogue (1970)

9th edition catalogue (1971), listed as Supermarine Spitfire 1a from Spitfire 1a.

17th edition catalogue (1980), listed as Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1A from Supermarine Spitfire 1a.

1986 edition catalogue, listed as Supermarine Spitfire 1A from Supermarine Spitfire Mk. 1A.

1993 edition catalogue, listed as Spitfire from Supermarine Spitfire 1A.

1995 edition catalogue, listed as Supermarine Spitfire 1A from Spitfire.

1996 edition catalogue, listed as Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A from Supermarine Spitfire 1A.

1997 edition catalogue, listed as Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia from Supermarine Spitfire Mk 1A.

1999 edition catalogue, listed as Supermarine Spitfire MKIa from Supermarine Spitfire Mk Ia.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 12
First Issued: 1970

Box art Artists
Information taken from: Airfix Collectors Club, Artist and Kit list - 6th Ed. Compiled by Jeremy Brook.
Artist on Box Type 3: Roy Cross
Artist on Box Type 10: Gavin McLeod
Artist on Box Type 15: Gavin McLeod
Artist on Box Type 16: Adam Tooby
Artist on Box Type 17: Roy Cross

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 1201
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 1201
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 09320-8
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 09320-8
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 09320-8
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 12001-6
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 12001-6
15th Edition (1978) Ref: 12001-6
16th Edition (1979) Ref: 12001-6
17th Edition (1980) Ref: 12001-6
1982 Edition Ref: 12001-6
1983 Edition Ref: 9 12001
1984 Edition Ref: 9 12001
1985 Edition Ref: 912001
1986 Edition Ref: 12001
1987 Edition Ref: 12001
1988 Edition Ref: 12001
1989 Edition Ref: 12001
1990 Edition Ref: 12001
1992 Edition Ref: 12001
1993 Edition Ref: 12001
1994 Edition Ref: 12001
1995 Edition Ref: 12001
1996 Edition Ref: 12001
1997 Edition Ref: 12001
1998 Edition Ref: 12001
1999 Edition Ref: 12001
2000 Edition Ref: 12001
2001 Edition Ref: 12001
2002 Edition Ref: 12001
2003 Edition Ref: 12001
2004 Edition Ref: 12001
2005 Edition Ref: 12001
2006 Edition Ref: 12001
2007 Edition Ref: 12001
2008 Edition Ref: A12001
2009 Edition Ref: A12001
2010 Edition Ref: A12001
2011 Edition Ref: A12001A
2012 Edition Ref: A12001A
2013 Edition Ref: A12001A
2014 Edition Ref: A12001A
2015 Edition Ref: A12001A
2016 Edition Ref: A12001A
2017 Edition Ref: A12001A
2020 Edition Ref: A12001V

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