The Spitfire Mk.IX was designed and developed to compete with the Focke Wulf FW-190 which in some regards could out-perform and out-climb previous Spitfire versions.
The Mark IX was based on the Mark V airframe with the addition of the new generation of Merlin engines allowed this aircraft to duel with the deadly German enemy.
During his flying career, George Beurling gathered many nicknames including "Buzz", "Screwball", "Canada's most famous hero of Second World War", as "The Falcon of Malta" and the "Knight of Malta", having shot down 27 Axis aircraft in just 14 days over the besieged Mediterranean island. Before the war ended his total climbed to 31. Beurling's wartime service was terminated prior to war's end. In an attempt to continue combat flying in the postwar era, Beurling lost his life in a crash while delivering an aircraft to Israel.
These packs include a new size of manoeuvre cards (63 x 88 mm) to handle the faster speed of this airplane.
Requires: WW2 Wings of Glory: Starter Set or WW2 Wings of Glory: Rules and Accessories Pack to play
Contents: One 1/200 scale model, Flight stand with game stats, 4 altitude stands, Airplane card, 63 x 88 mm manoeuvre cards