PR.XIX, PM631, RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, Coningsby, Lincs.
Archive. This is an excellent model
from a new or revised mold. Highlights include dihedral (!) and clear
plastic inserts representing the camera ports. Fit, finish, paint
application, and overall quality are top-of-the-line. I'm glad to
see Corgi resisted any temptation to create moveable control surfaces,
and that they eliminated those unneccessary and out-of-scale rivet
It's amazing that pilots were willing to squeeze themselves into that
tiny cockpit with only the head and helmet sticking above the cockpit
rim. The size of the canopy is the result of the Spitfire's racing
heritage, and apparently British pilots found the general setup acceptable.
On the other hand, British pilots found American cockpits to be amazingly
roomy, though they complained about the logic and location of some
of the controls.