During the Battle of Britain, which was the first major campaign fought entirely by air forces, the Spitfire was part of an important battle tactic, where the Spitfire squadrons were sent up to engage the German fighter escorts, leaving the Hawker Hurricane fighters to attack the German bombers.
Spitfire Mk.IIa, serial P7966 D-B Manxman was the personal aircraft of Wing Commander Douglas Bader, when he started leading the Tangmere Wing in March of 1941. P7966 was one of the first to carry CO Bader's initials on the fuselage instead of the standard squadron code markings.
This diecast metal model from Postage Stamp features authentic paint scheme with pad printed markings. Landing gear are fixed retracted, display stand included.