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Lord-Rapter
06-24-2005, 01:05 PM
Hi all,

Please post all your tips and advice on how to fly this sexy bird! P.S Became much hard since new patch http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

VW-IceFire
06-24-2005, 01:07 PM
Its not all that changed actually. What issues are you having with the Spitfire.

I've been testing and sometimes I forget that I'm flying a new FM model. Although the Spitfire is doing less of the silly moves that it was able to pull before (the things that earned it a UFO label) its still pretty much behaving like before.

Do tell...

JG27_Stacko
06-24-2005, 01:08 PM
Your best chance for survival in the IXc is to bail out at first contact with the enemy. The only german plane that doesn't "pwn" the Spit is the Stuka. The whole 109 series, the Dora, the Antons up to the A-6 (though A-8 & A-9 are still reputable) and the He-111 all have no trouble when it comes to killing the SpitIX. Essentially, the only thing over-modelled in it nowadays is the way thats its inevitable explosion will do you some damage when it gets hit from close range.

Lord-Rapter
06-24-2005, 01:24 PM
Originally posted by JG27_Stacko:
Your best chance for survival in the IXc is to bail out at first contact with the enemy. The only german plane that doesn't "pwn" the Spit is the Stuka. The whole 109 series, the Dora, the Antons up to the A-6 (though A-8 & A-9 are still reputable) and the He-111 all have no trouble when it comes to killing the SpitIX. Essentially, the only thing over-modelled in it nowadays is the way thats its inevitable explosion will do you some damage when it gets hit from close range.

Thanks... good advice, bail out right got it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

But seriously i need some tips! Like give me the strengths of this aircraft and some good advice!

Or is it true that the spit is now s**t?

LStarosta
06-24-2005, 01:29 PM
Umm... It's pretty much one of the easiest planes to fly... I'm trying my best not to laugh at the title of this thread.

MEGILE
06-24-2005, 01:30 PM
The Spitfire IXc isn't too bad... it can hold its own against the BF-109G6, but it will struggle against the FW-190A6, and is outclassed by later Antons and the Dora http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
Fortunately, enemy pilot error often makes up for the Spitfire's short comings. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

The best thing you can do is get wing men... then climb to 20,000FT, set for cruise, slap onsome sun tan, and read a book while waiting for a blue plane to appear above cloud height (limited to 1,500M in FB)

Lord-Rapter
06-24-2005, 01:33 PM
OMG! then its true... the spitfire has really became ******ed since the new patch... well better get my FW-A9 out of the shed...

Good bye world http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

faustnik
06-24-2005, 01:45 PM
What has changed with the Spit IX? I don't get it. You can't pull some of the moves that were used in 3.04 but, it's still a very forging a/c? How has the Fw190A6 improved relative to the Spit IXc?

p1ngu666
06-24-2005, 01:59 PM
depending on the enemy
vs 190 u should try to keep the speed of the fight medium to slow, and climb, u should outclimb all the 190 types (at low-medium speed)

vs 109 ull probably haveto close in dogfight it.

the VIII is better than the IX, fly the VIII.

Lord-Rapter
06-24-2005, 03:48 PM
What is the difference between the Spitfire IXC and the VIII?

Badsight.
06-24-2005, 04:41 PM
www.google.com (http://www.google.com)

Low_Flyer_MkII
06-24-2005, 05:10 PM
http://www.spitfireperformance.com/spittest.html

posted in this very forum.

p1ngu666
06-24-2005, 05:43 PM
Originally posted by Lord-Rapter:
What is the difference between the Spitfire IXC and the VIII?

VIII should be slightly better all round, and it looks better.

i fly 2x or more better in the VIII as it seemed smoother to me, in 3.x anyways

not flown 4.1 yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

F_vonIzabelin
06-24-2005, 05:55 PM
Originally posted by p1ngu666:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Lord-Rapter:
What is the difference between the Spitfire IXC and the VIII?

VIII should be slightly better all round, and it looks better.

i fly 2x or more better in the VIII as it seemed smoother to me, in 3.x anyways

not flown 4.1 yet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmm, I think someone is wronghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
Maybe in PF the spit VIII is better, just another proof of the total choas in game...

JamesBlonde888
06-24-2005, 06:56 PM
Do you know why the Spit is the best WW2 fighter aircraft?

Because any idiot can fly one.

ImpStarDuece
06-24-2005, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by F_vonIzabelin:


Hmm, I think someone is wronghttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.
Maybe in PF the spit VIII is better, just another proof of the total choas in game...

Well, lets see; the Spitfire VIII had a lot of refinements over the IX which made it a more effective fighter, particularly above 20,000 feet.

The Sptifire VIII had a strengthened airframe specifically designed to take the increased power delivered from the Merlin 61 family of engines (61, 66, 67,68,71).

The official Boscombe Downe reports put the Spitfire VIII ahead in speed and climb above 20,000. The Spitfire IX rolled better, particularly at low atlitude, but the Spitfire VIII had better harmony and lightness of controls until high speed was built up. It also redressed some stall issued by altering the centre of balance. Longitudnal stability was significantly improved.

What you have in the Spitfire VIII is a much more 'solid' plane that has better control harmony and CoG over the IX.

Monty_Thrud
06-24-2005, 07:54 PM
Wt
Originally posted by JamesBlonde888:
Do you know why the Spit is the best WW2 fighter aircraft?

Because any idiot can fly one.

Wrong its the FW 190 history has changed

VW-IceFire
06-24-2005, 08:12 PM
Originally posted by Lord-Rapter:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JG27_Stacko:
Your best chance for survival in the IXc is to bail out at first contact with the enemy. The only german plane that doesn't "pwn" the Spit is the Stuka. The whole 109 series, the Dora, the Antons up to the A-6 (though A-8 & A-9 are still reputable) and the He-111 all have no trouble when it comes to killing the SpitIX. Essentially, the only thing over-modelled in it nowadays is the way thats its inevitable explosion will do you some damage when it gets hit from close range.

Thanks... good advice, bail out right got it http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

But seriously i need some tips! Like give me the strengths of this aircraft and some good advice!

Or is it true that the spit is now s**t? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Are you absolutely serious that you want tips on howto fly this plane?

Spitfires strengths:
1) Speed - Its faster than most other aircraft in the 1943 to middle of 1944 timeframe. There are a few faster and depending on altitude they may heavily outpace you do just barely squeek past. In either case, the Spitfire usually is close enough to be potentially catching them. This is against the contemporary Bf109 and FW190A.
2) Agility - The Spitfire handles well with excellent turn and pitch abilities. Roll is weak at some speeds but the clipped versions partially redress that when needed.
3) Firepower - Twin Hispanos is all you need against most opponents. Its not the best in its class but its well armed for an otherwise manuverable fighter.
4) As they say "Any idiot can fly one" and thats one of the Spitfires biggest traits during the Battle of Britain.

If you want to talk basic air combat manuevering then you need to start reading. Start here (Its about Falcon 4 but it applies to WWII combat as well): http://www.combatsim.com/htm/jan99/ACM-pt1a.htm

And if you're like the usual pilot I see online. Try climbing. Get out of the bloody weeds if you want to be a heroic fighter pilot http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

p1ngu666
06-24-2005, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by Monty_Thrud:
Wt<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by JamesBlonde888:
Do you know why the Spit is the best WW2 fighter aircraft?

Because any idiot can fly one.

Wrong its the FW 190 history has changed </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

probably haveto split it up.

best interceptors, spit 109 (swap about as u wish) ki43 (weak guns)

best escort is p51, medium p47

best carrier, zero, f6f, corsair

spit and 109 are great interceptors, big rate of climb and decent firepower

p51 has medicore climb, and until mid 44 it had 4 50cals, not really enuff.

yaks, la's 190s id class as general fighters.

incidently, the the 190 isnt menacing at all in the flesh, its just there, sort of like a cessna, typhoon and tempest just take menacing to a whole new level above every other fighter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif