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PlaneEater
05-26-2004, 04:16 PM
Anybody know where it went?

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/300404/Spitfire_HFMkIXe_3.jpg

Maybe it's there and I'm just blind...

PlaneEater
05-26-2004, 04:16 PM
Anybody know where it went?

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/devupdate/300404/Spitfire_HFMkIXe_3.jpg

Maybe it's there and I'm just blind...

horseback
05-26-2004, 04:32 PM
I have a few books on the Spitfire (scale modeller since the '60s), and I don't recall any pictures of the HF Mk IX with the extended wingtips. MK VII & VIII, yes, but not the Mk IX.

The HF designation went with the engine, not the wingtips, though. The wingtips could be changed at Squadron level, so it would depend on the Squadron's primary area of responsibility. Given the Spit's range, high altitude escort would have been a rare assignment.

In practice, most MK IXs did their work at medium altitudes, and used the standard tips, regardless of HF/LF designation.

cheers

horseback

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Kasdeya
05-26-2004, 04:43 PM
Try looking at the Spitfire MK. IXe HF. err, something like that.

http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/demonmoving.gif (http://www.361stvfg.com/)
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nixon-fiend.
05-26-2004, 05:36 PM
I think the extended wingtip version was a WiP.. Oleg & Co. were most probably contacted by a member of the community and the error highlighted...

There were never any Ixs with this mod.

IVs VIIs and VIIIs yes.

Kasdeya
05-26-2004, 07:37 PM
The name of that screenshot is Spitfire_HFMkIXe_3.jpg, but the HF MK. Ixe that we have does not have the extended tips. so my previous post went the way of the dinosaurs, lol. Well, I tried. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

http://img61.photobucket.com/albums/v186/Kasdeya/demonmoving.gif (http://www.361stvfg.com/)
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