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MystiqBlackCat
05-22-2004, 09:10 AM
If anyone can tell me something about them it would be greatly appreciated as all the new planes are absent from the object viewer. Speeds, armaments, engines, etc.

Thanks in advance S!

MystiqBlackCat
05-22-2004, 09:10 AM
If anyone can tell me something about them it would be greatly appreciated as all the new planes are absent from the object viewer. Speeds, armaments, engines, etc.

Thanks in advance S!

ericson
05-22-2004, 10:08 AM
Mk 9 is basically a V with the merlin 61.It was intended as a stopgap.From spring 43 the merlin 66 started to be fitted(supercharger kicked in at lower altitude).Those with the 66 were deignated or known as IXB and the 61 and 63 engined ones as the IXA. This caused some confusion re wing types so were re designated F.IXC IXA with C wing. LFIXC IXB with c wing. The LF normally meant low altitude not in this cae the best speed was at 22000ft. HFIXC Merlin 70 engine with C wing optimised for extreme altitude.From summer 44 the E wing started to appear. The 4 .303 were mounted in the outer wing. Wing flex ensured that these small rounds went off in all directions in the E wing the 20mm was moved to the outer position and a .5 browning mounted inboard.It was far more effective for air to air and air to ground work.From sept 44 the merlin 266 started to be used this was a low altitude 66 built by packard these spitfires were designated MkXVI. Mor than 7,000 Spitfired IX were built and 280 MkV converted to IX.It was the most numerous variant of the Spitfire.The first IX tested AB505 achieved 409 mph at 28,000ft and that was with guns radio etc fitted. It turned as well as the MkV at low altitude and tended to be better in the turn at hight altitude. The radiators were thermostatically controled and the two supercharchers controlled automatically.

lil_labbit
05-22-2004, 10:26 AM
look in http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=400102&f=23110283&m=595104324

Get IL2 compare - it gives great data and lets you compare planes...

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Freycinet
05-22-2004, 03:03 PM
check out www.spitfire.dk (http://www.spitfire.dk)

MystiqBlackCat
05-22-2004, 09:26 PM
Thanks guys, your assistance is much appreciated.