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ICM-48068 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit

ICM ICM-48068 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit
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ICM-48068 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit

ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit. Pic.1
ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit. Pic.1

ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit. Pic.2
ICM 1/48 Spitfire HF.IX E Free French Air Forces fighter model kit. Pic.2

The world famous British Spitfire was one of the best fighter aircrafts of the WWII period. The modification with "E" wing was produced in 1944.
It was a reliable and popular aircraft with pilots and ground crews, had exellent handling qualities The modification HFIX E had improved armor and firepower and was used as a fighter and fighter-bomber.
The airplanes Spitfire HF IX E consist in the inventory of Free French Air Force. In the end 1941 two French fighting squadrons in a structure of RAF - GC IV/2 He de France (340 Sqn ) and GC HI/2 Alsace (341 Sqn ) were formed In the beginning 1944 were formed GC I/2 "Cicognes" (329 Sgn ) and GC II/2 Berry (345 Sgn ). Among French pilots there were such aces as PCIostermann, PMontet, M Boudier.
In November, 1945 the French units of RAF were included in a structure of French Air Force. The Spitfires, purchased by French government were used till 1950 and participated in combats in Indochina.

Technical and tactical specifications of Spitfire HF.IXE
Length - 9,68 m
Span - 11,23 m
Start weight - 3470 kg
Maximum speed - 665 km/h at 8700 m
Ceiling - 13700 m
Range - 650 km
Powerplant - Rolls-Royce Merlin 70 engine rated at 1.602 Hp
Armament - 2x20mm Hispano cannons and 2x12 7mm Colt-Browning M2 machine guns, bomb load up to 453 kg