This Oxford Aviation model is based on a German aircraft that was deployed during World War II primarily as a personnel transport and liaison plane, in this case as used by Rommel during the North African campaign.
Designed by R.J.Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Supermarine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin powerplant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory.
Decorated in the dark green drab and sand camouflage colours with grey underbelly with black US Army lettering, this aircraft represents the Bell P400 (P-39) Airacobra of the USAAF, as flown by Lt. Zed Fountain of 67th Fighter Squadron at Tontoura, New Caledonia in the South West Pacific in May 1942.
The Hawker Typhoon MK1B was built with 20mm cannon, as opposed to the 12 machine gun armament of the MK1A. The MK1B performance at high levels was disappointing but they made up for it at lower altitudes.