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Supermarine Spitfire MK VIII, Royal Australian Air Force, “GREY NURSE”, Fred J. Inger - Side Door Opens

Price: $268.00
Retired - Last One!!!

RAAF-02D

John Jenkins Designs

**Please note that RAAF-02D includes a hinged door, which opens and closes. This model does not include a seated pilot figure in the cockpit.**
The pilot's canopy can be opened.
The Propeller plugs into position and can turn.
The front and rear undercarriages are removable and can be switched.

These new WW2 planes have been designed with interchangeable “plug-in” undercarriages.
This will enable those collectors who wish to display their Second World War models on display stands, to display them with the undercarriage correctly closed.
The models will also have opening and closing canopies.
The side door will open only on specific models, marked with the code “D”. Since the hinge is oversize, if the model is displayed with the door closed this may not be acceptable to some collectors.

The undercarriage can be switched and the model placed on any of the jjDesigns Stands.

No. 457 Squadron was a Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) fighter squadron of World War II. Equipped with Supermarine Spitfire fighters, it was formed in England during June 1941 under Article XV of the Empire Air Training Scheme. The squadron was transferred to Australia in June 1942 and saw combat in the South West Pacific Area before being disbanded in November 1945.
The squadron saw combat against both Nazi Germany and the Empire of Japan during the war. From March to May 1942 it was based in southern England and flew missions over German-occupied France during which it shot down at least five Luftwaffe aircraft. After being deployed to Australia, No. 457 Squadron was based near Darwin as part of No. 1 Wing RAAF and intercepted several Japanese raids on Allied bases in northern Australia between March and November 1943. The squadron remained at Darwin and saw almost no combat during 1944, but moved to Morotai and later Labuan in 1945 from where it attacked Japanese positions in the Netherlands East Indies and Borneo as part of Allied offensives in these areas.

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