Like most websites Flypast uses cookies. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Flypast website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more


D-Day Spitfire model

The latest hand-built, pewter model from Diverse Images is a beautifully rendered representation of Supermarine Spitfire IXc ML214. Limited to just 50 examples, each 1:48 scale model bears the original signature of RAF ace Air Cdre Peter Brothers CBE DSO DFC* who is credited with having shot down 16 enemy aircraft. Spitfire ML214 was allocated to 126 Squadron on May 7, 1944, and spent all of its operational RAF service with this unit. Shortly before D-Day, ML214 was painted in black and white ‘invasion stripes’. Later that year it became the personal aircraft of Sqn Ldr Johnny Plagis who had taken command of the squadron shortly after June 6. On October 10 it was involved in a flying accident, but was repaired and eventually passed to the French air force after the war, flying with Groupe de Chasse 1/3. Today, the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight’s Spitfire IX is painted to represent ML214 in 1944. Each of these accurately detailed models is available to purchase priced at £186, plus delivery. Additional figures in RAF uniform can be added, each costing £15.

Posted in Reviews


Our Instant Issue Service sends you an email whenever a new issue of Flypast is out. SAVE ON QUEUES - FREE P&P