The Revell Classics Line is a limited re-issue of select model kits from the 1950s, 60s, or 70s. In order to ensure that this model kit resembles the original product as closely as possible, the packaging was made true-to-style using the previous original illustration as well as original decals. This model kit was produced using the original mold that was manufactured more than 30 or 40 years ago. Together with the Me 109 the Spitfire is the best-known aircraft of World War II. It was built in numerous variants until long after the end of the war with a total build of over 22,500. The Merlin 12-cylinder engine developed for the Spitfire started with 1,175 hp - later it was over 1,720 hp - and it was so outstanding that it was built under licence in the USA. At the beginning of the Second World War the RAF already had the Spitfire Mk. 1 in its fighter squadrons. A total of 1,566 of the Spitfire Mk. 1 were built and 19 squadrons were equipped with them by the beginning of the Battle of Britain. Model details: Structural surface details; Detailed cockpit with instrument panel; Pilot figure; Movable propeller; Detailed Merlin engine; Detailed undercarriage; Separate movable ailerons; and Decals for 2 RAF versions. Paint colors needed: Matte Anthracite Gray, Matte Rust, Matte Dark Green, Matte Dark Earth, Matte Yellow, Metallic Steel, Metallic Aluminum, Matte Sky Blue, Matte Bronze Green, Matte Tank Gray, Matte Flesh, Matte Olive Brown, Matte White, Silky-Matte Fiery Red, Silky-Matte Leaf Green, and Silky-Matte Black.
|This plastic model kit requires plastic cement and paint for assembly, and they are sold separately.|