PDA

View Full Version : Spitfire



Avalon151
04-19-2005, 07:21 AM
Do you know any good internet sites about the Spitfire, especially about the different typs and theire technical specifications??

VW-IceFire
04-19-2005, 07:50 AM
http://www.fourthfightergroup.com/eagles/spittest.html

That site covers most of them in good detail. If you have questions about understanding the nomenclature of the various Spitfire models please ask.

There's alot of confusion about them and I've made it my mission to understand what the actual naming scheme of each type is http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

SlickStick
04-19-2005, 08:16 AM
One of the most important aspects of the marking scheme for Spits would have you believe that the Mk. IX came after the Mk. VIII. Don't be fooled. The Mk. VIII came later and is superior to the Mk. IX. Well, at least in my testing this has proven to be true.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Word on the street has it that we will be getting a flyable Mk. XIV and Tempest in the upcoming patch....WOOHOO! (_8(?)

Oh, and if IceFire posts something about Spitfires, you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that it is accurate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

p1ngu666
04-19-2005, 09:13 AM
http://www.spitfiresociety.demon.co.uk/whatmark.htm http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif
yeah, mark VIII Is the best imo

VW-IceFire
04-19-2005, 04:46 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SlickStick:
One of the most important aspects of the marking scheme for Spits would have you believe that the Mk. IX came after the Mk. VIII. Don't be fooled. The Mk. VIII came later and is superior to the Mk. IX. Well, at least in my testing this has proven to be true.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif Word on the street has it that we will be getting a flyable Mk. XIV and Tempest in the upcoming patch....WOOHOO! (_8(?)

Oh, and if IceFire posts something about Spitfires, you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that it is accurate. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Thank you! High praise.

I just try and get the facts straight...that and my Spitfire book collection is quite fine. More than I have on the Tempest oddly enough http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

SlickStick
04-19-2005, 08:17 PM
I calls'em as I sees'em. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Rickshaven
04-19-2005, 09:02 PM
http://www.y2kspitfire.com/the_project.htm is a site where the progress of one being restored is documented. Recently the Comox Air Force Museum acquired a disassembled Mark IX Spitfire aircraft that served in South Africa after the war. Its registration is TE 294 and it was damaged in a landing accident in 1951. All of the parts have been accounted for including the 12 cylinder Merlin engine and restoration is underway.
Its being presently restored at Comox BC ,Vancouver Island Canada.

EnGaurde
04-19-2005, 10:46 PM
from the website mentioned earlier:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> S/L Colin Gray, with No. 81 Squadron flying Spitfire IXs in North Africa, commented on a 3 April 1943 combat:

We were just taking off from Paddington for a diversionary sweep when the airfield was attacked without any warning whatsoever by a gaggle of bomb-carrying Focke Wulf 190s. Half a dozen of us were airborne, but the rest were still on the runway when the bombs fell, but fortunately they did not do any serious damage. I was about to land back again with a duff engine, but when I saw the bombs fall I immediately set off in hot pursuit of the invaders. I did not have much hope of catching them as the 190s had the legs on us at ground level and they had a head start from their dive, not to mention my duff engine. I chased them up the Beja road towards Tabarka, but the further we went the further they got ahead, so I eventually gave up the attempt and turned back for home. Just as I completed my turn I saw another aircraft coming towards me at high speed, and as he flashed past I recognized a 109G2. He also obviously recognized me as hostile because he immediately pulled into a screaming left-hand turn and attempted to dogfight. This was a big mistake because there was no way a 109 could turn inside a Spitfire. It took only a few minutes to get on his tail and a short burst with cannon and machine-guns produced much smoke, glycol, and large chunks falling off. The pilot immediately pulled up and bailed out, but we were still close to the ground, and although his parachute appeared to stream, it did not open before the poor beggar hit the ground. Almost at the same time I heard a yell over the R/T from Paul Hagger announcing that he too had also just knocked down another 109. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

how very interesting.