Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk.IX - 1316

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Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk.IX

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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 any changes to the name of this kit in the catalogues.

Airfix Catalogue description:

The most famous fighter plane of all time, the Spitfire is faithfully scaled down in this Airfix kit. Of the many variations of Spitfires produced, we have chosen the Mk. IX which was introduced in 1942. The Mk. IX was powered by a 1,600 h.p. Rolls Royce Merlin 61 engine and had a maximum speed of 410 miles per hour. It was this machine that gave the R.A.F. superiority over the German Focke-Wulf 190's and the Messerschmitts. - Taken from the 1st edition catalogue (1962)

5th edition catalogue (1967), listed as Supermarine 'Spitfire' IX from Supermarine "Spitfire" Mk.IX.

10th edition catalogue (1973), listed as Supermarine Spitfire IX from Supermarine 'Spitfire' IX.

Airfix Series (first appearance): 1
Rarity of early version: Scarce
First Issued: 1955

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

This kit appeared in these catalogues:
1st Edition (1962) Ref: 1316
2nd Edition (1963) Ref: 1316
3rd Edition (1964) Ref: 1316
4th Edition (1966) Ref: 1316
5th Edition (1967) Ref: 81
6th Edition (1968) Ref: 81
7th Edition (1969) Ref: 81
8th Edition (1970) Ref: 81
9th Edition (1971) Ref: 81
10th Edition (1973) Ref: 01001-6
11th Edition (1974) Ref: 01001-6
12th Edition (1975) Ref: 01001-6
13th Edition (1976) Ref: 01001-6
14th Edition (1977) Ref: 01001-6

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