Supermarine Spitfire Mk I

Supermarine Spitfire MK I   AZ-D, X4036,  234 squadron,  
Plt Off Robert Doe, Middle Wallop, August 1940.


Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 234 Squadron from the Battle Of Britain Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 234 Squadron from the Battle Of Britain Supermarine Spitfire Mk I of 234 Squadron from the Battle Of Britain

Scale 1:72     Wingspan 6.25" (156 mm)
Base size 6.37" (162 mm) square (No. 4)
Weight not including base 7.25 ozs (212 grams)

Total number of models produced 169

Although flown on numerous occasions during the summer of 1940 by Bob Doe, this machine was also used on the afternoon of 18th of August by leading No 234 Squadron ace Flg Off Patterson Hughes to down two Bf 109Es (of 1./JG 27) off the Isle of Wight. Doe also claimed one Emil destroyed and one damaged during this action, the German fighters attempting to protect a large formation of Ju 87s sent to knock out the CH radar station at Poling, in West Sussex, and several naval airfields on the south coast.
X4036 later served with No 66 Squadron in the spring of 1941, before passing to No 52 OTU.
Source: Osprey Aviation Books, Aircraft of the Aces Vol 12. ISBN 1-85532-627-2