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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series JCW-72-SPF-001
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX Diecast Model
RAF No.126 Sqn, John Plagis, RAF Culmhead, England, June 1944

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX   5.25"   6.25"

John Agorastos Plagis was born in Rhodesia of Greek parents, in 1919. He failed to gain entry into the Rhodesian Air Force, due to his Greek parentage, so applied to join the RAF, who desperately needed pilots. Following completion of his flying training, he was posted to Malta and on 6th March 1942, his Spitfire left the deck of HMS Eagle to enter the cauldron that was Malta! Plagis flew with great skill and courage in defence of this beleaguered island and would score the majority of his combat kills during this time. He was awarded the DFC for his actions, but would suffer complete mental and physical exhaustion, which required evacuation to England. He was later to command No 126 Squadron, flying this beautiful Spitfire IX. Four Luftwaffe fighters were to fall to the guns of this Spitfire, before his squadron re-equipped with the Mustang III. Plagis ended the war with 15 aerial victories.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX

Designed by R.J.Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Supermarine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin powerplant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory. The Spitfire had 40 major variants and was built in greater numbers than any other British aircraft of the time. It flew operationally on every front between 1939 and 1945 and was engaged in every one of the Royal Air Force's major actions.

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JC's 1:72 scale Spitfire series is a beautiful addition to any WWII fighter aircraft collection. Constructed almost entirely of diecast metal, this model has subtle panel line details, a correctly-rendered diecast metal exhaust stack and exceptionally crisp pad-printed placards and unit markings. The wing's structural detail can be seen inside the wheel wells. Releases in this series include the Mk IX and Mk V variants, with a B wingófeaturing reinforcement strakes on the top/near the rootóor a C wingówith drilled machine gun ports on the leading edge. Both wings feature solid metal cannons.

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JC Wings 1:72 Military Series

The JC Wings "1:72 Military" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft in 1:72 scale.

JC Wings 1:72 Military diecast airplanes feature:

  • Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear with rotating wheels.
  • Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
  • Selected moving parts such as canopies, control surfaces and swing-wings.
  • Detailed, hand-painted pilot and crew member figures.

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