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Hobby Master 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII Diecast Model RAAF No.457 Sqn, "Grey Nurse", Robert Gibbes, Morotai Island, April 1945

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First Available: Nov 2012
Hobby Master 1:48 HA8303
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII Diecast Model
RAAF No.457 Sqn, "Grey Nurse", Robert Gibbes, Morotai Island, April 1945

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Hobby Master 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII Diecast Model RAAF No.457 Sqn, "Grey Nurse", Robert Gibbes, Morotai Island, April 1945

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1:48 Scale                                         Length           Width
Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII            7.75"             9.25"

The Spitfire Mk VIII was developed from the high altitude Mk VII but it was not pressurized. The Mk VIII had 3 variants; the HF High Flying, LF Low Flying and the F were the standard version. There were 1,652 Mk VIIIs built with a large number being sent to the Mediterranean, Eastern Front as well as India, Burma and Australia. RAAF Spitfire A-58-602 was built as an HF.VIII for the RAF with serial MV133. It arrived in Australia on October 25, 1944 but didn’t reach 457 Squadron until January 23, 1945 and was flown by Wing Commander H. R. Gibbes who ended the war with 10.25 victories and 14 probables.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk VIII
Designed by R.J.Michell to meet a British Air Ministry specification, the Supermarine Spitfire first flown on March 5th, 1936. With its combination of beautiful fighter design, the excellent performance of its Rolls-Royce Merlin powerplant and firepower provided by twin cannons and four machine guns, the Spitfire became an unrivaled symbol of victory. The Spitfire had 40 major variants and was built in greater numbers than any other British aircraft of the time. It flew operationally on every front between 1939 and 1945 and was engaged in every one of the Royal Air Force's major actions.


Hobby Master's 1:48 scale Spitfire Mk I is cleverly designed to provide the collector with a reasonably-priced, top quality product with just the right number of features. This beautiful model features a canopy that slides open or is removable, providing a clear view of the pad-printed gauges and correctly-rendered control stick with loop stick grip. The all-metal propeller spins freely and the engine exhaust stack has been separately applied. The near-solid metal wing has hinged metal landing gear with integrated metal gear doors, and the wing root fairing is integrated in the wing's casting, which creates a flawless transition between the fuselage and the near-razor thin trailing edge.


Hobby Master 1:48 Air Power Series

The Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" range presents detailed, ready-made diecast models of military aircraft.

Hobby Master "1:48 Air Power Series" diecast airplanes feature:

    Diecast metal construction with some plastic components.
    Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
    Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
    Opening canopies, revealing detailed cockpit interiors.
    Interchangeable extended/retracted landing gear.
    Presentation stand to display the aircraft "in flight".
    Authentic detachable ordnance loads complete with placards.
    Accurately detailed underside with concealed screwheads.

Additional Information

Show on Homepage Grey Nurse
Diecast Toy Manufacturer Hobby Master
Manufacturer No
Country Australia
Scale 1:48
Type Propeller
Series Spitfire
Color Green