Revell collaborated with world-famous British heavy metal band Iron Maiden to give its 1/32 Spitfire Mk.II new markings, coinciding with the former’s The Legacy of the Beast tour. Rock-loving Swedish modeller Johan Augustsson leapt at the chance of completing it.
Being an icon of the aircraft world, the Spitfire needs little introduction: developed in the 1930s with production started in 1938, the type in all its versions became an important addition to the RAF. It was the only British fighter produced continuously throughout the war and served in more than 30 air arms globally. The last operational sortie of an RAF Spitfire was on April 1, 1954 with the last non-operational flight in RAF service occurring during June 1957.