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Spitfire IX (AC013)

Spitfire IX (AC013)
includes one 1:144 scale Spitfire IX aircraft, one plastic Flight stand, one Aircraft dice, two Rare-earth magnets & one Decal sheet.

The Spitfire IX was developed as a stopgap measure to counter the Luftwaffe’s Focke-Wulf 190. The Spitfire VIII had been the RAF’s initial response to this new threat but the aircraft involved a significant overhaul of the basic Spitfire design and would therefore take a considerable amount of time before the required numbers could be fielded.

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Road To Rome
The Allied push up the boot of Italy had come to a dramatic halt outside the small Italian town of Cassino. Looming above the battlefield stood a large Benedictine monastery, which commanded the approach up the Liri Valley toward Rome. Over eight months the Allied and German armies attacked and counterattacked each other with heavy losses and little gains. Even with the landing at Anzio, where the Germans responded with a ferocious assault in a bloody but unsuccessful counterattack, little headway was made. The Allies amassed what reserves they could for a final attempt to break the deadlock at Cassino, connect with the bridgehead at Anzio, and claim the prize of Rome.

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Road To Rome
Spitfire IX (AC013) Utilising the same engine Merlin 60/70 engine as the Spitfire VIII, the Spitfire IX required only a slight modification Spitfire Vc fuselage to produce. This therefore allowed for faster production and development.

Taking to the skies for the first time on 26 February 1942, test flights were so successful that it was slated for immediate production. In July 1942, a Spitfire IX was tested against a captured Focke-Wulf 190A where it was discovered that the two aircraft had similar performance capabilities. The RAF had indeed found its answer to the Focke-Wulf 190.

The Spitfire IX was the most produce type of all the Spitfire variants. On 5 October 1944, the Spitfire IX had the unique distinction of being the first fighter to shoot down the German Me 262 jet-powered fighter.

Designed by Evan Allen
Painted by Khairul Effendy

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The Spitfire IX in Flames Of War
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The New Flight Stand
The new flight stand made its début in the Flames Of War Vietnam helicopter box sets. The new design is much improved and is stronger and more stable than the previous version. It can not only be used with just the Huey, but other Flames Of War aircraft too.

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The Flight Stand & Aircraft Dice
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The Spitfire IX Takes To The Skies
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Last Updated On Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by James at Battlefront