Supermarine Spitfire VB 1:33 Halinski

Spitfire cover



The kit

Publisher Halinski This is a beautiful kit from halinski. The drawings are of the 3D type and are very good.Instructions are only in Polish.The colors are great and the weathering is also very nice.This is a must for all airplane lovers! There are an aftermarket canopy and wheels available
Designer N/A
Scale 1:33
Size 276 x 340 mm
Parts 512
Pages 12
Format 245 x 345 mm
GMI 3-Medium difficult

Pages of written instructions in Polish 1
Pages with parts 5
Pages with drawings 5

Pictures of some of the parts and instructions

Here are some pictures of a finished model made by Frank Unger from Germany



History and information

The Supermarine Spitfire was a British single-seat fighter, which was used by the Royal Air Force and many other Allied countries during the Second World War, and into the 1950s.[1] It was produced in greater numbers than any other Allied design. The Spitfire was the only Allied fighter in production at the outbreak of the Second World War that was still in production at the end of the war. Produced by the Supermarine subsidiary of Vickers-Armstrongs, the Spitfire was designed by the company's Chief Designer R. J. Mitchell, who continued to refine the design until his death from cancer in 1937; the position of chief designer was then filled by his colleague, Joseph Smith [2]. Its elliptical wing had a thin cross-section, allowing a higher top speed than the Hawker Hurricane and other contemporary designs; it also resulted in a distinctive appearance, enhancing its overall streamlined features. Much loved by its pilots, the Spitfire saw service during the whole of the Second World War and subsequent years, in most theatres of war, and in many different variants. The Spitfire will always be compared to its main adversary, the Messerschmitt Bf 109; both were among the finest fighters of their day..


Specifications

Empty Weight 2309 kg
Loaded Weight 3000 kg
Max takeoff Weight 3071 kg
Length 9.12meters
Wingspan 11.23 meters
Height 3.86 meters
Crew 1
Primary armament

2 20 mm (0.787 in) Hispano Mk II cannon, 60 (later 120) shells per gun

4 0.303 caliber (7.7 mm) Browning machine guns, 350 rounds per gun

Secondary armament 2 250 lb (110 kg) bombs
Engine 1 Rolls-Royce Merlin 45 supercharged V12 engine, 1,470 hp at 9,250 ft (1,096 kW at 2,820 m)
Operational range 410 nmi (470 mi, 760 km)
Speed 330 knots (378 mph, 605 km/h)







Pictures and info from Wikipedia