Spitfire Mk.I early
1/48 Cat. No. 82152
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K9797, Sgt. George Unwin, No. 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom, October 1938
The aircraft is equipped with a double-bladed propeller, a flat canopy, an older type of pitot tube and a protection against parachute catching, installed on the tail. K9797 was the 11th production Spitfire and in October 1938 it was delivered to No. 19 Squadron, RAF Duxford.
K9797 flew a total of 88 hours 55 minutes. It was written off after the accident on March 9th, 1939. While acting as a target aircraft during
gun practice, the engine stopped, and the pilot deliberately crashed to avoid the children´s playground. The pilot was the future Wing Commander George Cecil Unwin DSO, DFM & Bar (1913-2006). During Operation Dynamo, he shot down three aircraft (Hs 126, Bf 110 and
He 111). The Battle of Britain allowed him to raise the total by another eleven kills.
INFO Eduard - April 2021