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The Supermarine Spitfire is the classic British fighter. Not least of it's achievments being that it remained at the cutting edge of fighter development for about ten years until it was superseded by the new breed of jet fighter. The introduction by the Luftwaffe of the FW190A gave them a 2:1 kill ratio over the Spitfire V. The solution was the marriage of the new Rolls Royce Merlin 60 series engine, (already earmarked for the Mk VIII) with the Mk V airframe. This hurried adaptation named the Spitfire IX was to become the version of the Spitfire built in largest numbers, (the Spitfire XVI was identical but had American Packard built Merlins as the powerplant). Zip File contains the model in flying and non flying trim.