- World War II Historical Collection
- 400 pcs
- 2 figures – Polish pilot and infantryman
- Bodywork with pad printing
- A sheet of stickers with historical symbols
- Completed Dimensions 11.0” L x 13.2” Wingspan x 5.3” H
- Box dimensions: 15.7” L x 11.9x 2.4” H
- Compatible with leading block and brick brands
- Recommended for 7 years and above.
The Spitfire Mk IX was originally developed as a stopgap measure as a response to the appearance of the Focke-Wulf FW 190A. The first response to this threat was the Mk VIII, but this aircraft involved a significant redesign of the basic Spitfire, and would take time to produce in the numbers required.
The Mk IX was a significant improvement on the Mk V. It had a top speed of 409 mph at 28,000 feet, an increase of 40 miles per hour. Its service ceiling rose from 36,200 feet to 43,000 feet. It could climb at 4,000 feet per minute. In July 1942 an early Mk IX was flown against a captured Fw 190A, and the two aircraft were discovered to have very similar capabilities. The RAF had its answer to the Fw 190 problem.
This unique Cobi block model is representative of the Polish Fighting Team (PFT) Spitfire Mk IX EN315 “ZX-6” flown by Squadron Leader Stanislaw Skalski attached to No 145 Squadron RAF Goubrine Airfiled in Tunisia 1943. The Polish Fighting Team (PFT) (Polish: Polski Zespół Myśliwski), also known as "Skalski's Circus" (Polish: Cyrk Skalskiego), was a Polish unit which fought alongside the British Commonwealth Desert Air Force in the North African Campaign of World War II, during 1943. Its nickname was derived from its commander, Stanisław Skalski.Features of the kit include retractable landing gear, rotating propeller, flaps and easy to open pilot’s cabin. In the set, apart from the plane, you have pieces to make an airstrip encampment.