Between June 1940 and November 1942 the small but strategically important island of Malta, situated in the Mediterranean Sea, became the most heavily bombed place on earth when first Italian and then German bombers attempted to force the island to surrender.
Merchant shipping convoys were also attacked in an attempt to prevent the island being re-supplied with food and military equipment. Initially Malta’s only defending fighter aircraft were outdated Gloster Gladiators and then Hawker Hurricanes but at the height of the battle, cannon armed and tropicalized Spitfire Mk.Vbs were used to intercept the German Junkers Ju88 and Ju87 Stuka dive bombers.
Paint Scheme: Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb, No. 229 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Qrendi, Malta, December 1942 and Messerschmitt Bf109E-7, aircraft flown by Oberleutnant Joachim Muncheberg, 7./JG26 "Schlageter:, Gela, Sicily, Spring 1941.
10 x Acrylic Paints
2 x Brushes
2 x Poly Cement
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Vb: L195 x W232
Messerschmitt Bf109E-7: L183 x W205
Flying Hours: 3
Number of Parts: 258
Airfix Gift Sets are ideal for more advanced modellers and include glue, acrylic paints and brushes
This kit is a detailed scale model for hobbyists.
Warning choking hazard, contains small parts.
Actual product may vary slightly from the pictures shown.