The Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most outstanding fighter aircraft of WWII, much loved by its pilots, and it played a pivotal role in the Battle of Britain. Its airframe proved to be extremely adaptable, capable of using far more powerful engines and taking on far greater loads than its original role as a short-range interceptor had anticipated. This would lead to 24 marks of Spitfire, and many sub-variants within the marks, being produced throughout the war and beyond. Throughout the twelve-year development process (1935-1948) there were no outstanding failures of the basic design, which is a real testament to the original genius of R.J. Mitchell, his successor Joseph Smith, and the design teams they led.
Designed by Brian Taylor this 1:6.4 scale, 69” wingspan replica of this WWII iconic aircraft is set out on well-detailed plan sheets and builds into an all-wood model featuring working flaps and a retracting undercarriage. A laser-cut wood-pack is available, which contains most of the shaped parts needed, such as fuselage formers and wing ribs, but you will need the additional sheet and strip wood and ply to complete the aircraft, as well as all the hardware. A molded plastic cockpit canopy and engine cowling are also available for this model, as well as an aluminum propeller spinner. The ideal power source is either a .75 -.80 cu. in. 4-stroke or a .60 cu. in. 2-stroke but experienced modelers should be able to convert it to electric power (details not supplied, so please send us information if you make a successful EP version!) It is not suitable for beginners, either to plan building or model flying.
- Designer: Brian Taylor
- Wingspan: 69″ / 1753 mm
- Power Source: .75 – .80 cu. in. 4-stroke or .60 cu. in. 2-stroke
- Radio Functions: 6
- Scale: 1:6.4
Plan: MW3334 Laser Cut Wood Pack WP3334 Spinner CS3334SET Additional Wood Pack AWP3334 Cowl CF3334CL Cowl Chin CF3334AUX Canopy CA3334CY Short Kit SET3334