Hangar 9/Horizon Hobby
Spitfire Mk IXc
THIS MODEL CAPTURES THE GRACE AND SCALE
OUTLINE OF ITS FULL-SIZE COUNTERPART
By John Reid
The Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc was the interceptor
used by the Royal Air Force during WW II. The Mk IXc was developed
to match the outstanding performance of the Focke Wulf Fw 190.
Because of its outstanding maneuverability, reliability, and speed
performance, pilots of the Mk IXc Spitfire even tangled with invading
Me 262 jets and won.
The new Hangar 9 1/5-scale Spitfire Mk IXc 30cc ARF captures
the scale outline of that outstanding WW II fighter. The plane itself
is loaded with scale details and is constructed of balsa wood and
light plywood. The covering is a flat-finish UltraCote film that has
scale panel lines, detail, and aircraft markings embedded into the film
itself — all in a classic Spitfire camouflage color scheme. The kit has a
three-section wing and comes with all the hardware, a tank, engine
mounts, a painted one-piece canopy, and a detailed cockpit. There are
two sets of scale decals and identification number sets, along with two
different rudders, to match the markings. A painted aluminum spinner,
landing gear, gear doors, scale tires, and detailed spoke wheels are
included, and they look fantastic. They look so good that I had to get
the optional E-flite Spitfire retracts that are made for this aircraft.