Reginald Mitchell designed the Spitfire in 1935 and the prototype made its first flight from Southampton, UK in March 1936. The British Air Ministry placed an initial order for 300 Spitfires three months later, however due to production problems the first Spitfires did not enter RAF service until October 1938.
Nine RAF Spitfire squadrons were operational in September 1939 and they were reserved for the defence of Great Britain. The first large clash with German fighters occurred over Dunkirk in late May 1940, where the Spitfire acquitted itself well. During the Battle of Britain in 1940, the Spitfire targeted the high flying fighters, while the Hurricane dealt with the slower bombers and by the end of September 1940, the Luftwaffe was handed its first defeat. Fourteen Canadian pilots flew RAF Spitfires in this battle.
- All balsa wood built up construction.
- Fully covered by POLYCOTE ECS.
- POWER MOLDULE can be adjustable.
- Tested for durability.
|Assembly Time||6-8 Hours|
|Wingspan||47 in (1200mm)|
|WingArea||350 Sq. in (24 Sq. Dm)|
|Length||36.5 in (930 mm)|
|Weight||(900 - 1000 grams)|
|Electric||150 - 250 watts brushless motor|
|Electronic Control Speed (ESC)||25-40A|
|Radio||4 channels with 4 micro servos|
|Battery||Recommenced 3s 11.1V 2000-3000 mAh LiPo Battery|