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by Earl Stahl
from Model Airplane News
August 1940 
28in span
Tags: Scale Rubber F/F LowWing Military Fighter
all formers complete :)
got article :)

Submitted to Outerzone: 09/04/2017
Outerzone planID: oz8609 | Filesize: 351KB | Format: • PDFbitmap | Credit*: GTHunter, Pilgrim


About this Plan

Spitfire Mk1 - Scale model rubber-powered WWII fighter.

Quote: - "The geographic location of England makes it most vulnerable to attacks from the air, and as a means of defense the interceptor fighter planes have been developed. These venomous single seaters operate at close range and it is their military duty to sweep raiding aircraft from the sky. Such planes as the famous Hawker Hurricane and the Spitfire are designed to rocket skyward at an astonishing rate, be fleet enough to overtake the swiftest invader, possess a great degree of maneuverability and finally be deadly enough to promptly dispose of the luckless victim.
The Vickers Supermarine Spitfire is not a new design; the first of this type being tested in 1936. Production difficulties plagued volume construction, however, and it was only recently that complete squadrons of Spitfires were in service. Of all-metal construction, this aerial terror is not only one of the world's best performers but it is also one of the most attractive. A liquid cooled Rolls-Royce engine of 1030 horsepower pulls it along at a maximum speed of 367 miles per hour - its diving velocity exceeds even that of the famous Curtiss 75-A for it is said that a Spitfire attained a speed of nearly 700 miles per hour in a similar plunge. Eight Browning machine guns jut from the wing's leading edge making it one of the heaviest armed single-seaters. Squadrons of these fiery fighters are constantly in readiness to intercept Nazi trespassers.
The model retains the attractive appearance and streamlines of the original and an effort has been made to simplify the manner of construction as much as possible while still retaining the desired features. The satisfaction it is sure to afford, whether on display or in flight, will more than compensate for the time and effort expended on its construction. After becoming familiar with the plans and the procedure of construction, you may start to build..."

Redrawn onto a single sheet.

Original scans are from http://www.theplanpage.com/esp.htm

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Article pages, thanks to GTHunter.


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