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airfields man
11-09-2010, 18:04
During our regular saturday trips to London I bought this Spitfire from Heathrow Airport's souvenir shop in the summer of 1972. It cost me 1.50p which was a lot of money in those days. Having only just started work my take-home pay was 6.80p per week. The little battery to run the propeller around was 8p, by the time that they were becoming extinct they cost 20p !!. Sadly now this style of battery is still no-longer available. Unless I'm mistaken...
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airfields man
11-09-2010, 18:07
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airfields man
11-09-2010, 18:09
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tarkey
11-09-2010, 18:16
Squadron markings from the B of B film

airfields man
11-09-2010, 19:25
Sadly the now opaque canopy is very loose, falls-off everytime it does an inverted dive, the aerial has long-since sent it's last message and the roundle-decor on the wings are slowly following suit. But after 38 years it's not looking too bad !! :-D ...Forgot to mention the tail wheel that rolled-away... over the years.!

PNK
11-09-2010, 20:37
My wife has a Stuka (Ju 87) with the bomb you can drop by pressing a button on the side. She thinks you could put caps in them to make a bang. Can you still get rolls of caps?
She thinks she got it in 1968/9.

EGDGZTCW
11-09-2010, 23:37
The original issue of these two Dinky's, Spitfire and Stuka, was to coincide with the, then new, Battle of Britain film. They came in a card box decorated with images from the film. Later reissues were in the Bubble type pack. The Spitfire had the motor and the Stuka had the bomb that you could put a "cap" in.

Not sure you can get the caps anymore PNK - not sure though.

Mint and boxed examples today, if you can find truly MINT examples, may well cost well over 100, perhaps more.

canberra
12-09-2010, 09:46
In lieu of caps you can use a match head. I bought a snap together model of a Supermarine s6b, put a battery in it and the prop went round.

cbrjock
12-09-2010, 11:14
A lot of toyshops still sell rolls of caps, otherwise am sure you can get them on e-bay!

Carnaby
12-09-2010, 11:55
My wife has a Stuka (Ju 87) ...
A woman with a model Stuka looks like the kind of girl I've been looking for for ages :D

Graham

PNK
12-09-2010, 16:08
A woman with a model Stuka looks like the kind of girl I've been looking for for ages :D

Graham

Took me a while. Many rejects before I found her.

sscrimgeour
18-03-2011, 13:58
You are mistaken. Duracell mn1900 works a treat in mine

regards simon

abouTimelord
01-11-2012, 12:28
Hi
just had to write in as I have been looking for this model plane to buy on ebay but it never seems to come up
i am not a collector or a aviator but had this spitfire in blackpool as a boy before moving to australia and have wondered what happened to my one
i get the impression they are expensive to buy now but have not seen one for sale
i am writing because even the pictures you have, have taken me back 35 years
beautiful