Bravo Delta Models (093A) - Supermarine Spitfire Mk 9 D - Day Markings - Scale Model Aircraft, complete with display stand. Scale 1:28, length 15"/381mm, span 19"/483mm, height 4"/102mm.
In the early months of 1942, there was much pressure to get Spitfires into production using the new two-stage supercharged Merlin 61 engine.
Although the Mk 7 and Mk 8 variants were to use the new engine, they were not yet ready for production. To solve this problem, a compromise was reached where the Mk 5c airframe was adapted to fit a Merlin 61 engine and the Mk 9 was born. Production of the Mk 9 finished at Supermarine in June 1943, with production continuing exclusively at the Castle Bromwich factory.