Spitfire Mk22 - Radio control scale model fighter, for .45 to .61 power and 6 channel RC. Scale is 1/8.
Quote: "Supermarine's Spitfire was the only Allied fighter to remain in continuous production throughout the whole of WW II; some 20,351 were manufactured. During the period from 1936 to 1946, its power increased by 100%, its weight by 40%, its maximum speed by 35%, and its rate of climb by 80%; quite a remarkable history of development. Even at the end of its long career, it remained one of the fastest piston engined fighters with a top speed of 454 mph at 20,000 ft. This achievement was made possible by the introduction in the Mk XII Spitfire of the 2,000+ hp Rolls Royce Griffon engine to supersede the 1500 hp Merlin.
It wouldn't be too far from the truth to say that the later Spits were in fact different aeroplanes from their forebears. For instance, the F22/24 variants had a redesigned wing from the one which had continued with only superficial visual changes for 8 years previously, and a larger tail assembly. With their prominent rocker covers and bubble canopy, these late Mark Spitfires certainly looked formidable, whilst retaining that sleek elegant (as opposed to functional) attraction for which the entire Spitfire series is remembered.
My model depicts an F24 from the only Squadron to fly the type in battle, No. 80 Sqn. RAF, which fought in the Korean war. The F22 and F24 Spits, though not as well known as the earlier Marks, were flown by 13 different RAF squadrons, and some were sold to the Rhodesian and Egyptian air forces. I've shown pretty comprehensive details of the 80 Sqn. markings on the plan, to help those who might not have huge reference libraries of colour schemes.
I have recently been considering replacing the now well used X45 with my much older, but more torque OS .61 FSR, in an effort to simulate the Rolls Royce Griffon a bit more convincingly.
Don't forget that a beauty like this ship is going to attract a crowd at the flying field. I've seen 'em stand shoulder to shoulder and two deep ...so make sure you've done all your preparation before you get to the flying field, so that you can give the guys something worth waiting for."
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